Charlottesville High School Celebrates New Science Labs

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September 11, 2014

Charlottesville High School welcomed new, state-of-the-art, science labs on Tuesday evening.

Students, teachers, and local and state representatives gathered for a ribbon cutting.

Called the Sigma Lab, they are high-tech spaces for collaboration, design, science, and engineering. They are designed to guide students from idea to the computer-aided design process, to making it using 3D printers and machines and mechatronics labs.

"It's a dream come true because it was six years ago I was meeting with students, and we dreamt up a space that looks a lot like this. And it's impressive, the fidelity with which our architects and designers were able to stick to plans made by kids," said CHS science teacher and principle Sigma manager Matt Shields.

While the Sigma Lab is designed to support university-level engineering, all CHS students and classes may use the space.

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