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Friends School is hosting Inaugural Maker Faire

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Friends School is hosting Inaugural Maker Faire

Richmond Doomah (left) and Charles Pierson help Anthony Nguyen build slats for Georgia Tech's urban beehive project during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur. File Photo: Jonathan Phillips
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Richmond Doomah (left) and Charles Pierson help Anthony Nguyen build slats for Georgia Tech’s urban beehive project during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur.
File Photo: Jonathan Phillips

On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Friends School of Atlanta is putting on their first Maker Faire.

From 4 to 6 p.m., students will be presenting their projects, ranging from “areas of science, technology, the arts and engineering.”

According to Friends School, “the Maker Faire replaces the more traditional science fair, and represents a worldwide movement toward creativity, innovation, and invention.”

However, this is not only a one-night experience. Everyday, students at Friends School get the chance to work in their Innovation Lab. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics are the focus of the lab’s resources.

The Friends School believes that the “Innovation Lab is an excellent example of the growing trend of putting maker-space into schools.”

Contact Marci Mitchell with any questions at mmitchell@friendsschoolatlanta.org or 404.373.8746 Ext. 8108.

To stay up-to-date on the FSA, check out their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/FriendsSchoolOfAtlanta/.

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