12th Grade

STEM

Moses Brown seniors are accomplished inventors, explorers, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs.  Seniors can explore their interests in AP courses in calculus, science, statistics, and computer science.

In recent years, students have created robotic arms under the tutelage of prototype designers from Hasbro, presented their scholarship at national physicians’ conferences, and published original research in journals.

They can also study more intensively in a broad range of STEM electives:

-Engineering Design
-Arduino
-Python
-Robotics Programming
-Tinker-Maker
-The Art of Science

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In Engineering Design, students use math and science to create functional prototypes and weight-bearing structures, learning how to use different materials and forms to achieve their aims.  Python, Arduino, and Robotics Programming challenge students to write code that controls apps, electronic circuits, or servos and motors.  Tinker-Maker is the perfect place for young inventors, and The Art of Science dives into the fascinating intersection of two disciplines.  Just as Charles Darwin used his sketches to illustrate his theory of natural selection, and artists like Björk have used computer programming to create operatic theatrical experiences, students will apply their scientific knowledge, artistic skill, and fertile imaginations to create something wonderful.

With a VEX robotics team, chess club, and more, students have ample opportunities to stretch their abilities with interested faculty and like-minded friends.  And in addition to class work, they have access to Moses Brown’s 5,000-square-foot Y-Lab, a maker space open to everyone in the Moses Brown community that serves as a home for tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs of any age.

Programming in Action

I love Python Programming

Watch Jenny L. ’18 describe how she discovered her interest in programming at Moses Brown.

VEX Robotics

Robotics team preps for VEX competition

We checked in with the upper school VEX robotics team as they prepared to compete in the Southern New England Regional Championship.

Faculty

Laurie Center

Director of STEM Education

About

Laurie Center

Dartmouth College – A.B.
Harvard University – Ed.M.
University of Rhode Island-Rhode Island College – Ph.D.

David Husted ’86

Director of Innovation and Design

About

David Husted ’86

Roger Williams University – B.S.
Harvard Graduate School of Education – Ed.M.

Dave Wasser

Middle School Technology, Upper School Technology and Technology Integrationist

About

Dave Wasser

Union College – B.A.
University of Connecticut – M.A.

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