Summer 2024 Prototyping Team

The Prototyping Team develops, refines, and leads math outreach activities for programs in our community. 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.

Upper elementary, middle, and high school students may join the prototyping team projects or may take week-long STEM classes in Woodworking, 3D design and 3D printing, Digital Electronics, Coding, or Light-up Medallions (made on the laser engraver). 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.

Summer 2024 Schedule

During the summer of 2024, Prototyping Team will meet most Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the dates listed below.


Purdue Polytechnic High School (635 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend). Please enter through the door on Lafayette labeled "East Race Muscle".

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

Many thanks to Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs for kindly contributing to our summer program, and to Purdue Polytechnic High School for allowing us free use of their Makerspace!

Riverbend Community Math Center
(574) 339-9111
This work placed into the public domain by the Riverbend Community Math Center.