Student Life

Graw Innovation Center

Try, Fail, and Try Again

The Graw Innovation Center (GIC) is a space for exploration where we challenge our students and faculty to think outside the box. They create solutions to real problems while learning leadership, empathy and perseverance. Innovative and entrepreneurial ideas don't just happen, they require work and persistence. That work happens here.
From PreK through 12th grade our science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses (STEM) guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Whether working with tools in our Chesapeake Campus Maker Lab and Teel Campus Innovation Center or creating a business plan based on user-centered design, our students gain the necessary skills to solve real-world problems with the internal motivation to try, fail, and keep trying.
In designing for others, empathy emerges through the listening process. Rather than make assumptions about the root of a problem, we ask questions and the problem or need is flushed out. Then we begin to brainstorm and imagine what is possible. 

Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create

The Center is a hub for visionary thought and purposeful experimentation. There's a chance for every student to get involved from whole school events to skills workshops and classes from every discipline. It's all about solving the right problem with the right tools and strategy — Engineer by Design thinking at its best. 


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