The core of the Westtown Science Institute lies an inquiry-driven, immersive learning environment in the lab, on campus, and in the world, where students learn by working in collaborative teams to create innovative solutions that generate authentic products.
In the NYIC, students in rising grades 7-10 will engage in a week-long design/build experience. Students have the opportunity to explore new ideas as they learn the tools (Computer Assisted Design, CNC machining, 3D printing, laser engraving/cutting, basic construction from cardboard models to wood and metal products, software app development, and more) that are relevant to their products. The NYIC takes the incubated, entrepreneurial students from the world of ideas into the world of design/build. A start-up grant will be awarded to the team (or teams of students) who develop and build out the best minimum viable product during the week-long conference. Residential and Day Student options available.
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