We are living through the start of the fourth industrial revolution where the rise of new technologies is fundamentally disrupting industries, societies, and our lives. How we work, play, travel, monitor our health - they are all changing because of connected devices and products which blend the digital and physical worlds. Students need to develop the skills to design, engineer and create solutions for this modern world. The Satz Innovation Room is one way in which we can help prepare students to be participants and leaders in this revolution using the very latest equipment and teaching methods. The Satz Innovation Room has been transformed from an old traditional woodworking shop into a cutting-edge creative engineering and fabrication space including state-of-the-art equipment like laser cutters, 3D printers, robots, arduinos, green screen, vacuum formers and woodworking machines. Through a variety of classes like Automation and Robotics, Tech 7, and 8th Grade Engineering, our students are collaborating and using their critical thinking skills to make their inspiring solutions come to life!
This project was funded with monies raised from HFEE events and generous donations from local families and businesses.
The students that have been able attend in the classroom have been able to do their creative engineering work safely following COVID-19 guidelines. The vacuum former is wiped down with a disinfectant after every use, the SPIKE robotic kits are accessible only to an individual student, and the 3D printer designs have been designed by each student on their own device and produced by the teacher-operated printer.