BSI was honored to be among the more than 700 people including donors, faculty, and students that gathered outside of MICDS this past Friday to celebrate the ground breaking of their new $40 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Building (STEM). Lisa Lyle, MICDS Head of School, addressed the crowd. Among the special guests were Dr. William Danforth (1944 MICDS Alumnus and Chancellor Emeritus of Washington University) who gave the Keynote Address, Mr & Mrs. James S. McDonnell III, and Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer. The McDonnell and Brauer families are the leadership donors of the project, having gave the largest donation in the history of the school.
When complete, the new facility will be home to nine science classroom/laboratories (CLABS), eight mathematics classrooms, two outdoor classroom areas, a plant science research lab and greenhouse, a robotics lab, a research lab for collaboration with professional scientists, a technology help desk, an 800-seat student auditorium, and a new Student Commons area.
The crowd was entertained by a video about the construction of MICDS put together by the talented MICDS students. The following link will take you to the video: