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Innovation through Collaboration

IDEA (Imagine, Design, Experiment, Apply) Lab is a Pinewood Signature Program designed for students to learn and apply the engineering process in hands-on activities and lessons that center on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,  Arts and Mathematics). Many of the activities blend in with the Arts and engage students to use their creativity within a lesson. Beginning in PK3 students are encouraged to tinker and problem solve.

High School Students looking to pursue a career in a STEM field can even obtain an Engineering Diploma by completing a sequence of college-level mathematics and science courses and courses in technology and IDEA Lab. Candidates interested in pursuing this program must complete a research/design project in IDEA Lab and an internship in an engineering field as part of their Leadership Institute requirement.

Stephanie Klixbull
Lower School IDEA Lab Teacher
  • 2018 Recipient of International STEM, ISEA Max E. Lundquest Outstanding Educator Award for Idea Lab curriculum at Pinewood
  • 2018-2019 SCISA Teacher of the Year

Liz Lemons
Upper School Idea Lab Teacher
  • Middle School Robotics Coach
  • SCISA Master Teacher