June 25, 2019
Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math & Science
Stories from Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math & Science
& Galileo Scholastic AcademyKelly Costello & Galileo Scholastic Academy
& Galileo Scholastic Academy
This project began as a collaboration between the Student Voice Committee (SVC) at Galileo Scholastic Academy and a team of graduate design students in my class at IIT’s Institute of Design. The ID students facilitated a design project to explore options for re-imagining the school library. Thus, KRE8 Studio, a new approach to a school library, was conceptualized.
Inspired by the idea of KRE8 Studio, Connie Amon, the school librarian decided to create a mobile maker stations. With that goal in mind, two teams of students from Segal Design Institute of Northwestern University took on the challenge of designing prototypes for mobile maker stations. The mobile stations support “studios” for robotics, electronics, circuitry, production, animation, design, and digital fabrication (3D printing). Students have now placed two prototypes at Galileo Scholastic and the next phase of our CPS Lives project is to understand how these are performing and create improvements in the next iteration of these mobile maker stations.