HONOLULU - Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School dedicated its new Science & Technology Center in a ceremony earlier today before dozens of excited students, teachers, parents and community members. The new two-story facility will provide state-of-the-art teaching tools for Stevenson Middle's sixth, seventh and eighth graders and includes three labs for Physics, Biology and Earth & Space science classes. It also features two STEM labs that can be converted into one large room with an observation deck for special events or competitions.
"We are so excited for the exploration and discovery that our students will experience learning about science in this cutting-edge facility," said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. "Following Next Generation Science Standards, our students will be able to delve into course material deeper than ever before and develop a strong foundation of scientific understanding."
Each lab is named after a groundbreaking scientist, including physicist Albert Einstein, biologist and botanist Carl Linnaeus and mathematician Pythagoras of Samos, and is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, presentation equipment and a laptop for every student during classes.
"We are thrilled to dedicate our new Science & Technology Center to kick off the school year and we cannot wait to see the excitement in our students on August 1st," said Principal Linell Dilwith. "This versatile new facility can be customized for STEM and robotics events and is equipped with laptops which will propel our students to new heights of achievement. We want to thank our students, alumni, parents and staff for their hard work in making this project a reality."
Construction of the new 20,684 square-foot facility took three years to complete at an approximate cost of $11 million.