The Glimcher Tech & Design Hub, a dynamic new facility dedicated to innovation, creativity, technology and design, is now open 在 背阴面学院 高中.
12000平方英尺的空间位于罗和纪念馆就在狐狸教堂皇冠比分的130英亩的校园，供应在9 - 12年级约450名学生在较低的水平。
制造和机器人机翼房屋制造实验室，机器人竞技场，车间，实验室湿，协作室称为“智囊团”和教师办公室。了“FAB实验室”和车间特征尖端设备，包括tormach CNC研磨机，森林科学雕刻机，一个收尾激光切割器，罗兰乙烯基切刀，versaprint服装打印机，sawstop台锯和四个三维打印机，包括一个罗兰一个formlabs 3D树脂打印机。艺术装置拼写出单词“创建”出现在六大支柱衬翼的走廊。这些新机的空间是开放的跨学科所有学生和老师，还提供了急需的家庭为皇冠比分的机器人技术和科学奥林匹克队。
SSA的咖啡馆 is a community gathering space located between the two wings, directly inside the new exterior entrance to the Glimcher Tech & Design Hub. The café offers coffee, tea, smoothies and grab-n-go snacks on school days from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and is already a popular hangout spot. Large glass windows allow students sitting in the café to see wh在's happening in the robotics arena and fab lab.
杰西罗宾逊, who joined SSA in August as the director of the new Glimcher Tech & Design Hub, is spearheading efforts to integrate the new facilities and project-based learning across the curriculum. He's begun hosting a "Maker Monday" professional development series for faculty and is partnering with teachers on class projects, such as building solar-powered cars in physics class and creating laser-cut German Christmas pyramids in German class. He's begun working with students on independent study projects, including a student who plans to build a "living wall" of plants in the fab lab that uses autom在ed technology to monitor soil moisture and sunlight. He's also reaching out to universities and businesses to forge partnerships on projects and programs to further benefit teachers and students.
"Learning by doing and project-based learning are so important. You see levels of engagement from students go up as they start tinkering and making things, and there's a bigger connection between the student and the work," said Robinson. "The Glimcher Tech & Design Hub really hits all of those targets – creativity, innovation, problem-solving – th在 give students the skills to be successful in an ever-changing world."
"The Glimcher Tech & Design Hub is going to bring the Senior School to a whole new level of creativity and innov在ion," said 高中 Head 刘柔。 “在背阴面，我们一直认为自己为问题解决者，而我们教在我们的课程批判性思维和基于问题的学习 - 无论是在数学或计算机科学或英语或历史是我们的希望是，学习机会这一新空间提供将继续建设我们的学生的能力承担现实世界的挑战和解决现实世界的问题。”
“这是背阴面一个改变游戏规则的空间，” SSA总裁 巴特格里菲斯. "I can't wait to see the creativity it inspires and the potential it unleashes in our students. Together, the Glimcher Tech & Design Hub and the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation give Shady Side some of the most distinctive high school STEM facilities in the region, which will prepare our students to lead and serve in an increasingly cre在ive economy."
Construction on the Glimcher Tech & Design Hub began in June 2018, when the Science Department vacated the space for the newly constructed McIlroy Center for Science and Innov在ion. Work was completed in 九月tember 2019, with the new spaces opening gradually over the first few weeks of the school year. Strada was the project architect, and SSA Facilities Director 保罗·弗兰乔尼 是建筑经理。与学院的可持续发展承诺相一致，设施功能的节能功能，如占用传感器，日光收集系统和节水型卫生器具LED照明。环保型建筑材料使用在可能的情况。
The Glimcher Tech & Design Hub, a $2.9 million capital project, is the final phase of 活动的背阴面的倡议，以扩展和升级SSA的科技设施。第一阶段是装修和初中和初中科学实验室的扩张在2014- 2016，第二个阶段是高中的麦克罗伊科学中心和创新，它在2018年开业的建设。
The Glimcher Tech & Design Hub is named in memory of Nona Glimcher, mother of SSA trustee, parent and donor Robert Glimcher. Donors to the project include the SSA 父母' Association, which supported and named the SSA Café, and the Class of 2019, whose class gift supported the CREATE art installation. Naming opportunities are still available for spaces, equipment and faculty initi在ives in the Glimcher Tech & Design Hub.
To date, 活动的背阴面 has raised more than $30 million for science and technology facilities, endowment and the annual fund, thanks to the support of many generous donors. Fundraising is ongoing for endowment funds for both the Glimcher and McIlroy facilities, to support maintenance and upkeep costs in perpetuity. For more inform在ion, contact Director of 校友 & Development 博士。佳佳萨拉斯 在 firstname.lastname@example.org 或412-968-3077。
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