South Side Middle School’s brand new S.T.E.A.M. Lab (science, technology, engineering, art and math) will be unveiled in a ribbon cutting ceremony at on Dec. 14.
According to Dr. Brian Zuar, the District Director of the Arts, the S.T.E.A.M. Lab was originally a music lab with 12 stations, but with the help of a grant from the Rockville Centre Education Foundation, the district was able to add eight work stations and update the already existing equipment so that this room can also be used to teach technology, art, engineering and math.
The grant was applied for in March of 2012 by Dr. Zuar and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Christopher Pellettieri.
"We felt that this was an important project because interdisciplinary work benefits all students by helping to make them college and career ready and has a strong connection to Common Core Standards," Zuar said.
The ribbon cutting will be held from 1:20 p.m. until 2 p.m. in room 114 of South Side Middle School.