Date: January 05, 2022 |Published by: MIU | Category: Blogs
MIU STEM Innovation Lab is a space build within a community to bring the community members – students, educators, parents, industry experts together to encourage the activity of digital making. It links people from different sectors and background to come together in a community context to contribute to the spreading and mastery of digital making knowledge.
What makes MIU STEM Innovation Lab different from other exploration centres is that it provides a place to ignite STEM learning though collaborative practical experiences.
By stimulating the imagination of students through practical problem-solving exercises, MIU STEM Innovation Lab liberates STEM from subject-based textbooks.
Students and educators are encouraged to make real-world connections between STEM learning and STEM careers.
The MIU STEM Innovation Lab encourages collaboration that can be applied to any subject area, where communication is as important as technology.
MIU STEM Innovation Lab uses technology as the medium to provide students and educators with practical, real-life skills which include critical thinking and problem solving.
As well as developing practical skills, MIU STEM Innovation Lab aims to be a catalyst for change by demonstrating to both students and educators what’s possible with technology, fostering creativity, shaping ambition and cultivating ideas.
MIU STEM Innovation Lab aims to foster such key skills as critical and creative thinking, working with others, communicating and being personally effective through the medium of information and communications technology.
MIU STEM Innovation Lab acts as a multipurpose resource room used by different classes and educators with the intention to build and make different kinds of STEM products – ranging from microcontrollers, robotics Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning. It should have a conducive and positive learning environment where anyone can learn new skill and to share ideas on their own digital project.
It is important that MIU STEM Innovation Lab is equipped with diverse tools, materials and learning resources that is made available for its members that could help nudge them to invent and embark on a digital making project. Showcasing past projects can be crucial in giving inspiration to members that are new to the scene.
MIU STEM Innovation Lab is a space that supports creativity and test new ideas. It is spacious enough for students and users work comfortably and collaborate with each other.
Key components of MIU STEM Innovation Lab:
• Prototyping Studio
• Creative Lab
• Digital Fabrication Studio
• Electronics Corner
• Testing Space
• Design Thinking & Invention Literacy Space
MIU STEM Innovation Lab will continue to host and run meaningful activities, lessons and meetups between educators, mentors and students to truly play a role in supporting the objectives of STEM movement.
MIU STEM Innovation Lab experience is also empowered by microlearning modules that would assist students and educators step-by- step towards STEM education.