Duchesne Academy has unveiled its new robotics lab which will enable students to easily collaborate on projects. The new room features areas to design, build and test their robots before competitions. Alumnae and RSCJ would hardly recognize the space on the third floor – because it used to be a bathroom before it was closed years ago.
Duchesne’s maintenance team had to remove old toilets, tubs, and pipes while they renovated the room. Not only did they remove old fixtures, they removed the old cement and tile floor so they could install new flooring on the original wood subfloor.
“This was a fun project to take on this summer. Our students are bright and great competitors and we were happy to build this new lab where they can work,” said Maintenance Director Chris Hession.
The work began during the summer as was completed just in time for students to return to class in August.
“Our students are committed to being the best designers and programmers and seeing the school create a place for them to learn and work together to build robots has inspired them,” said Sarah Stratman, Robotics and Computer Science teacher.
The team previously worked in a small area behind The Fitz.