Lafayette-based STEM Education Works is partnering with the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center at Purdue University to establish a new Design and Innovation Studio at Endress+Hauser’s Greenwood campus. The partners say the studio will serve as a community resource for students in Johnson and Marion counties.
The 1,700-square-foot studio features Dobot robotic arms, Sindoh 3D printers, Sphero coding robots, littleBits coding kits, and micro:bits coding kits. The studio can also be reserved by schools and organizations for off-site STEM learning experiences.
The partners say the new studio is another step in preparing today’s students for the future workforce.
“Being a part of this impactful collaboration with IN-MaC and Endress+Hauser is an important part of our mission to make STEM education accessible to all students and build stronger communities,” said Christine Mills, president of STEM Education Works. “The goal of the program is to give students early exposure to STEM, inspire their continued interest, and strengthen their skill sets for the future workforce.”
The Endress+Hauser studio is the latest collaboration between IN-MaC and STEM Education Works, which provides STEM technology and curriculum. Earlier this year, Vincennes University announced its partnership with IN-MaC to bring STEM education studios to elementary schools throughout the Hoosier State.
Endress+Hauser is an instrument manufacturer with nearly 650,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Greenwood, Michigan and California. The company specializes in flow, level, pressure, temperature, and analytical instruments.