SAAS Faculty and Staff Tour STREAM

15 May, 2015   |     |   Academic Programs, Faculty, News, STREAM

Last week many SAAS faculty and staff got their first look inside the new STREAM Building– a facility dedicated to the Upper School Science curriculum and project-based integration of Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics at SAAS. The tours included stops in the future Learning Commons, robotics and innovations lab, and the three upper floors housing the six purpose-built science labs with adjacent lab prep space for the Upper School science program.

The faculty and staff asked questions about design details and learned about the building’s sustainable technologies. Faculty imagined their new teaching spaces, program opportunities and were excited to imagine the impact on the daily lives of students in and out of the classroom. From the smiles, high fives, and big eyes amongst the teachers who toured, it was easy to see the teachers were impressed! Learning Support Specialist Spring Zoog commented, “the light and windows are glorious. . . it will be great to feel it full and buzzing with a couple hundred students in the fall!”

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Technology Specialist, Long Dam and History Teacher, Adam MacDonald enjoying the STREAM Building tour.
Members of the SAAS Science Department in the future fifth floor science Lab.

 

Members of the SAAS Science Department in the future fifth floor science Lab.

As the building takes shape inside, an exciting milestone for the STREAM exterior came earlier this month when GLY Construction installed new green louvers on the front of the STREAM Building. The louvers are an integral part of the natural ventilation system for this sustainable building. The louvers are controlled inside the science labs allowing for optimal classroom temperatures.

Next month, as students and faculty depart for a well-deserved summer vacation many members of the SAAS faculty and staff will spend those same summer months “moving in” in preparation for the STREAM’s September 2015 opening.

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