Prototyping Team

Our prototyping team meets most Thursday and Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon 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. Participants may also undertake their own independent math, science, engineering, technology, or entrepreneurship projects.

Up to 20 students in 4th through 12th grades who are able to work independently may join the prototyping team. Adult volunteers are also welcome. High school students who are at least 14 may apply for a paid position on the team.

Current Projects

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

Spring 2022 Schedule

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

Spring Flier

Spring Prototyping Team flier

Summer 2022 Schedule

The Prototyping Team meets from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Sibley Center on the dates listed below.

Summer Flier

Summer Prototyping Team flier

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 (134 E. Tutt Street)

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

The Prototyping Team is supported in part by the Center for Mathematics at Notre Dame with the help of a recent award from the provost's Moment to See, Courage to Act initiative.

NBT Logo

Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs is generously assisting with funding for our summer program.

Riverbend Community Math Center
(574) 339-9111
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