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Local school introduced to Junior Wonder Labs

Burnett Creek Elementary School students have an opportunity to tinker with high tech toys.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017 11:45 PM
Updated: Nov. 14, 2017 11:22 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Purdue University is expanding Junior Wonder Labs to schools across the state. The labs are being funded by the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center.

These labs give students a hands- on experience with technology. Burnett Creek received ten 3-D printers, along with electronic circuit kits and other gadgets. Principal Matt Ridenour says these labs give students an opportunity to learn through trial and error.

"One of the things that we undervalue is to learn from failure and to perservere, and things don't work out the first time you go back you redesign you look at it again."

As students work with the technology, financial director Bob Nida says these labs prepare them for various professional careers after high school or college.

"In addition, they can go directly to manufacturing, and most manufacturing companies these days are providing educational assitance."

Burnett Creek is one of four schools across the state with access to a Wonder Lab.

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