Senior Kevin Huang digitally designs a piece for his scale model of a Boeing 777 to print out using the 3-D on his left.

Jacqueline Chao
Senior Kevin Huang digitally designs a piece for his scale model of a Boeing 777 to print out using the 3-D printer on his left.

From drills to 3-D printers, the new Makerspace packs all the equipment you need to make your dream a reality.

If you have visited the middle school this year, you may have noticed a new addition. The middle-school Latin room has been moved to the former eighth-grade science classroom in room 16, with the new Makerspace taking its place.

The idea of the Makerspace began when lower-school librarian Tibby Wroten attended conferences on alternative education philosophies and participated in sessions on Makerspaces in libraries in 2012 and 2013.

A year later, Sandy Lyon, head of the middle school, began pushing for a Makerspace in the middle school. As a test run, Tibby and Joy Pangilinan Kronemeyer, director of after-school enrichment, started a Makerspace club that met once a week in the art room in 2014.

The following year the class moved into the storage room at the back of Room 16.

Jacqueline Chao
Drawers of tools are available for students to use in a corner of the Makerspace.

Then middle-school science teacher Cade Grunst created the Makerspace elective.

With the Latin room’s move to Room 16 and the