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Community can peek inside Dorseyville Middle School's Innovation Lab this week

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Dorseyville Middle School teacher and Maker Team member Mimi Loeffler, left, and Director of Instructional and Innovative Leadership Megan Cicconi, show some of the many Mobile Maker Cart prototypes designed by teachers and students for the Innovation Lab.
Dorseyville Middle School teacher and Maker Team member Mimi Loeffler, left, and Director of Instructional and Innovative Leadership Megan Cicconi, show some of the many Mobile Maker Cart prototypes designed by teachers and students for the Innovation Lab.

Dorseyville Middle School will host the Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 5-11 during which time families are invited to get a sneak peek of the school's cutting-edge Innovation Lab.

From 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 9, students, their families and members of the community are welcome to browse the books and tour the lab, a space for students to do hands-on creating and problem-solving. The space was configured at the school along Saxonburg Boulevard to encourage peer design and collaboration.

The room includes vinyl cutters, soldering tools, Hummingbird Robotics and Google Cardboard virtual reality equipment.

Live music and other activities will be provided in the library and makerspace.

The school is at 3732 Saxonburg Boulevard, Indiana Township.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or @tawnyatrib.

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