This year, our prototyping team will meet most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. We will also offer some Family STEM Workshops free to all school-age students and their families on the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Sibley Center. Come by to make your own light-up medallion or another fun project led by our Prototyping Team members!
The Prototyping Team develops and refines new projects for our math outreach programs. 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 and other kinds of software, 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 upper elementary, 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 Prototyping Team meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon 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 a grant from the University of Notre Dame Center for Mathematics.