Prototyping Team

Our prototyping team meets most Thursday and Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sibley Center. This group works on developing and refining new projects for the STEM Studio program. This process includes finding and learning to use technology and tools needed for proposed projects, creating initial prototypes, refining designs, formalizing and documenting designs using CAD software and/or a Git repository, sourcing parts and determining unit costs, organizing materials and work stations, manufacturing parts, making samples, and assembling kits for students.

Up to 15 students in 4th through 12th grades who are able to work independently may join the prototyping team. Adult volunteers are also welcome.

Current Projects

The following projects are under development during the 2021 -- 2022 academic year.

2021--2022 Schedule

The Prototyping Team meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at Sibley Center on the dates listed below.

Application and Registration:

Students who are interested in joining the Prototyping Team should first contact Amanda Serenevy at 574-339-9111 or for an interview. After they are admitted, students will need to complete the registration form below:

Online Registration Form


Sibley Center (122 E. Tutt Street)

The Prototyping Team is a joint project of the Sibley Center and Riverbend Community Math Center.

The Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) generously provided funding for materials needed to launch our prototyping team this year.

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Riverbend Community Math Center
(574) 339-9111
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