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Emery junior Andrei Bornstein checks the base of his wooden catapult, constructed with help by the resources of the Levine Innovation Lab.
The Levine Innovation Lab is now available for student use at Emery/Weiner. It serves as a multipurpose space that has been outfitted with some of the latest technologies where students can design and fabricate items for projects. Mr. Brandon Kirby, one of Emery’s science teachers, first proposed the idea of a workshop several years ago. Once permission was granted to formally plan the lab, it took Mr. Kirby around 10 months to completely build and furnish the space.
Emery students have felt a positive impact of the new space. Students are now able to try out STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) electives in a state of the art facility. Senior and SGA President Julia Minkowitz said,“Everyone’s really enjoying it and utilizing it” and that she is excited with “knowledge that we wouldn’t get anywhere else and it’s a really amazing opportunity.”
Students that are planning to go into STEM fields later in life are very excited and eager to keep working in the lab. Cameron Roth, head of the Robotics club at Emery, is very grateful for the opportunity of having resources that weren’t available before. One project that the Robotics club has taken up is making drones out of pizza boxes. “In the future we have yet to decide another project, but it looks like the sky’s the limit,” Roth said when asked about the club’s other plans.