Our prototyping team meets most Tuesday and Thursday 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 middle and high school students 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 or may serve as volunteers.
The following projects are under development during the 2022 – 2023 academic year.
The Prototyping Team meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at Sibley Center on the dates listed below.
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.