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STEAM-based exhibit on view


An exhibit of STEAM-based student innovations opened in the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery of Princeton Day School.

The interactive displays will remain in place through Jan. 11. The Gallery is open to the public and all are welcome to explore the exhibit during school hours on days when classes are in session.

User-centered design thinking is at the heart of the innovations on display, which were developed to solve real-world challenges and user needs in multiple STEAM courses offered at PDS (along with a few independent projects submitted by students). STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

The school’s STEAM faculty team has developed a curricular approach that relies on facilitating students to empathize with end-users and their challenges, desires and needs, then ideate possible methods and solutions, prototype ideas into physical or digital form, and test their designs to observe, collect feedback and refine their efforts.

Laminated STEAM lesson plan summaries accompany most of the exhibits.