FRC Team 5712 “Gray Matter” and Hemlock Public Schools is proud to announce the construction of the Hemlock Area STEM Center. The STEM Center is a 5700sqft facility that will be located adjacent to Hemlock High School in Hemlock, MI, and will be home to all of Hemlock Public Schools Robotics programs (FLL, FTC, and FRC), as well as a shared workspace for FRC teams from 5 other local schools.
The facility will feature a full-size regulation FRC field (which can be reconfigured to accommodate FTC and FLL practice space as needed), a 15’x60’ workshop space with a Mezzanine above for storage. Additionally, the center will have secured storage cages for each team to store their equipment, and plenty of work tables for a variety of projects.
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At the new STEM Center, students will be able to practice a variety of STEM education skillsets, such as coding, computer-aided design and fabrication. FIRST Robotics programs from supported schools will also use the STEM Center as a build and practice arena.
High-school students will be able to determine if a STEM career is right for them – whether they are college-bound or entering the workforce right away – by receiving mentoring from professionals in industries such as engineering, farming and manufacturing.
In addition, the STEM Center will provide a positive and safe environment in which to cultivate academic achievement and instill a sense of pride within students.
Anyone interested in watching the build can check out our livestream from the construction site.