IC Innovation Studio Open and Fostering Increased STEM Learning

October 7, 2022 Author: Indian Creek Schools

Indian Creek Schools

Students at Indian Creek Elementary and Intermediate Schools enjoy hands-on experiential learning through the IC Innovation Studio, a dedicated STEM classroom in partnership with Purdue IN-MaC and Endress+Hauser, Inc.

Indian Creek Schools

Locally, Purdue IN-MaC partnered with area manufacturing company, Endress+Hauser, to award a micro-grant to Indian Creek Schools to purchase additional STEM equipment and programming. Research shows that exposing students to STEM activities at an early age helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity, increased science and mathematics comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

"The new and improved space allows teachers and their students to gain hands-on STEM experience that complements the learning received in the classroom," said Jessi Ellis, Indian Creek Schools STEM Teacher. "Students have designed and printed a Compass Rose after discussing map skills, used block coding to program Sphero bots, and learned how robots help in industries such as manufacturing and healthcare."

Indian Creek Schools

IC Purdue IN-MaC Studio Equipment includes:

  • Sindoh 3D printers
  • Sphero Indi bots - color coding bots
  • Sphero Bolt bots - block coding bots
  • Sphero Little bits - STEAM circuit sets
  • MIcrobit - codable circut boards
  • Dobot Magician Lite - robot arms

For more information on our Innovation Studio or to help partner with STEM - Students and Teachers Empowering Minds, please contact Jessi Ellis at

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