On January 24, 2017, The Ursuline School proudly announced that it has been awarded a $25,500 grant from The H.W. Wilson Foundation.
The funds will help to transform a traditional classroom into a 21st century innovation space, and provide equipment, so that our girls can design, build and invent.
The innovation space will engage even more students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). It will be a modern-day workshop equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technology as well as furnishings on wheels that can be re-configured easily to accommodate class work and student projects. This is important so that students can work in groups and can adjust their space depending on their projects. Through hands-on experimentation and considerable trial and error, students develop skillsets that have real applicable value.
Several projects will be piloted this semester including: the use of micro controllers in a senior engineering class, and a wearable technology project in 8th grade art classes.
This is the third grant awarded to Ursuline by The H.W. Wilson Foundation. The first two grants made possible a reimagined library so that students can study independently and collaboratively. The total grant funding from The H.W. Wilson Foundation is now more than $100,000 for which we are very grateful to the trustees of the Foundation.