The Innovation Lab @Ross is an academy for advanced high school students who are passionate about science, mathematics, engineering, media, and technology. This stimulating and rigorous program allows students to apply electronics, computer programming, data visualization, and digital media tools to deepen their understanding. While students gain valuable knowledge and expertise in the classroom, they also experience an engaging intellectual environment designed to foster their curiosity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. A wide variety of intentionally designed lab and workshop spaces allow students to apply learning and develop skills for group and individual work. Meaningful relationships are forged with professionals in the field through internships and online collaborations. Students in this academic-year program also engage fully in the interdisciplinary Ross School core curriculum. This approach enables them to understand how examining an idea from an integrated perspective gives rise to new innovations. Innovation Lab @Ross allows serious students the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge and devise creative solutions to scientific and technical challenges.
WHAT WILL YOU DO AT INNOVATION LAB @ROSS?
> Pursue passions and interests.
> Devote large blocks of time to experimentation and research.
> Design and create innovative solutions to complex problems.
> Prepare to compete in elite national contests and competitions.
> Apply for grants and harness the power of "crowdfunding" to raise money
for entrepreneurial ventures.
> Complete internships with professionals in academia and industry.
> Attend lectures and workshops given by experts and scholars.
> Engage in peer critiques for group and individual project work.
> Utilize personal mobile technology, such as laptops and iPads,
for data collection and analysis.
> Produce videos and blogs that document discoveries and learning.
> Experience the natural environment of Long Island as a living laboratory
for exploration and research.
> Learn and explore with a small cohort of up to 20 advanced students.
> Engage in service learning that addresses local and global needs.