Innovation Lab Overview
The Innovation Lab is a flexible, multipurpose STEM classroom within the Media Center. It is the non-credit component of the Academy of Engineering. In this setting, creative thinking, technical skill, and “learning-by-doing” are encouraged. This cross-curricular space allows Manasquan High School to incorporate 3D printers, robotics, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, esports, and other emerging technologies into both the curriculum and students’ extra-curricular projects.Accolades:Home of our SquanHS Esports Team (2020+; 2021 Rocket League State Champs)
Home of our 2019 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam
Home of our NJ STEAM TANK Challenge invention teams (State champions: 2018 & 2017, 2019 2nd Place).
Mrs. Edwards pursued and received two grants in order to create this space: $5,000 from LibraryLinkNJ and $10,000 from the OceanFirst Foundation. On Oct. 26, 2015, MHS held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate its official opening.
With Mrs. Edwards to facilitate, the Innovation Lab is available for use by teachers and their students during class visits, as well as for students to work on independent projects during their study halls and after school. The Innovation Lab, and its resources, provide a strong cross-curricular foundation to motivate students to study and succeed in STEM-related fields.
Student created Grand Opening video (Oct. 26, 2015):