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Weidert Center for Integrated Sciences

Science education has changed dramatically in recent decades. Technology and mathematics have become even more central to our lives and careers. St. Joseph’s Academy has expanded the curriculum to include programs in everything from computer science and environmental science to calculus, robotics, and engineering. But, our facilities remained largely unchanged since St. Joseph’s Academy opened in 1955. In 2019-2020, the entire third floor was renovated for life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, and digital innovation. Reimagined classrooms in the Weidert Center for Integrated Science provide the kind of hands-on, collaborative, experimental learning that Every Girl needs to excel today.

STEM Facilities

Life Science Rooms

 

Travers & Gloriod Life Science Rooms
  • Separate lecture and lab work areas
  • Large screen Wi-Fi TV 
  • College level lab stations 
  • One accessible lab station
  • Expanded number of electrical outlets
  • State of the art safety equipment, including safety shower and eyewash
  • Access to microscopes, grow lights, and digital lab probeware to use during investigations

Physical Science Rooms

 

Jim Smith Chemistry Center
  • Two full lab rooms, each with separate lecture area and large screen Wi-Fi TV 
  • College level lab stations with water and natural gas
  • One accessible lab station
  • State of the art safety equipment, including safety shower and eyewash
  • A fume hood in each lab with additional ventilation for noxious fumes
  • A separate dedicated chemical storage closet with spill control station
  • Access to digital lab probeware to use during investigations
Danis Physics Center
  • Two full lab rooms, each with separate lecture area and large screen Wi-Fi TV 
  • College level lab stations
  • One accessible lab station
  • State of the art safety equipment
  • Access to digital lab probeware to use during investigations

Robotics & Engineering Rooms

 

Stroble Robotics Lab
  • Full robotics field
  • Full complement of hand tools and electronics equipment
  • Access to the Engineering Lab with college level work benches
  • Access to the Digital Innovation Space with two resin 3-D printers, one filament 3-D printer, a Laser Cutter, and a heat bender for work with plastics
Stevens-McDonnell Engineering Lab
  • Large screen Wi-Fi TV
  • College level work benches with overhead supports for clamping projects
  • One accessible lab station
  • Full complement of hand tools, surveying equipment, electric hand tools and electronics equipment
  • State of the art safety equipment
  • Access to digital lab probeware to use during investigations and to test materials

Digital Innovation Space

Our Digital Innovation Space provides a dedicated room equipped with technology equipment for collaborative use by our students. The room and equipment will be utilized for classroom projects as well as independent research.