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Bush Hills STEAM Academy hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 9 for their new "Steam Engine" lab powered by Ed Farm. This lab houses a video and audio lab, an e-gaming room, 3D printers and a podcasting station. It has also a DJ turntable station and robotics and oculus space.
"This space is an amazing opportunity for our scholars," said Mrs. Tiffani Rocker-Stewart, assistant principal of Bush Hills STEAM Academy. "This gives our scholars opportunities to not only work on perfecting their technological crafts, but also spark creativity they may not realize they had. The experience with this lab allows them compete on the next level and also hone in what they would like to do with their lives."
The space is currently used by 6-8 graders at Bush Hills and the scholars showcased their ability to use robots, create 3D objects, host podcasts, create music in their audio studio and create videos with guests during the event.
“We are extremely happy to have this relationship with Ed Farm,” said Mark Sullivan, superintendent of Birmingham City Schools. “Engaging our students with technology is key to preparing them for the future.”