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5th Grade m@k3r Night!

On Thursday March 31st the @RiveterLab hosted the 5th grade class and their parents as they launched into their final trimester of science.  This trimester will see the girls exploring Design & Engineering heavily so what better way to launch than a m@k3r event!

Students and parents had the opportunity to build with TinkeringLabs Electric Motors Catalyst Kits, explore our collection of Little Bits, Build and compete throwing “PowerUp” paper airplanes, and play the video games they created in Scratch using controls they also designed using MakeyMakey.  It was a really fun night of learning for students and parents alike!

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Some Metrics:
40 of 44 girls attended our event and these students were accompanied by 29 Moms, 21 Dads, 17 Siblings, 1 Uncle, 2 Grandparents and 2 Babysitter/Nannies … that’s a total of 112 people that attended our Maker Event! 


An event like this doesn’t just happen; the tireless work of Mr. Wilsey, Ms. Brisson, Mr. Lengel, and the entire Building & Grounds team needs be recognized – as well as the commitment of so many parents to come out and support our program.  Thank you all.

Welcome to the Riveter Lab …

Today Hamlin opened The Riveter Lab (@riveterlab) a dynamic research and design center housed within the Coreen 20150902_132307Ruiz Hester Library.

The great hall was standing room only and you could hear a pindrop as Wanda M. Holland Greene revealed the new space by cutting the ribbon and opening the doors, inviting parents to experience the space and tools their daughters will use as they build their dreams while bettering our world.

The physical shift in space marks a larger pedagogical shift that has happened at Hamlin.  We are no longer coming to school to “get information” instead girls come to Hamlin to learn how they can 20150902_090327use information to meet the challenges of their time.

The tech team thanks parents, trustees and school administration.  We know they see the Riveter Lab as we see it – a place where Hamlin girls can take their dreams … and build them.

Stop Motion capture from inside the Riveter Lab:


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