The Meridan STEM Academy is designed to foster students' ability to think critically and creatively to solve real world problems. Students develop their knowledge and skills in each of the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) with each project as they progress from research and ideation through to building and implementing their solutions.
Students decompose real-world issues to identify the causes and effects, key stakeholders, constraints, and opportunities that will influence their solution.
Students design solutions that meet the needs of their stakeholders and follow design principles. They create and refine designs digitally before 3D printing or constructing these with materials.
Students create sophisticated programs to control digital systems and electronics that allow their solutions to be automated, interact with a user and/or the environment.
Students construct functioning prototypes of their solutions to bring their ideas to life and test them in the real world.