Forman School has created a new Ingenuity Program beginning this fall, which is designed to help students explore their unique talents and bring their ideas to fruition.
This semester or yearlong course offers students with strong interests the opportunity to pursue their passions by planning, creating, and completing long-term projects. Students will receive guidance from experienced faculty and area experts in the classroom. Throughout the term, other field professionals will mentor the group through video seminars. The Ingenuity Program will provide time for students to discuss and collaborate with their peers from diverse disciplines. With a new digital media lab including a 3D printer, Epson Stylus Pro 990, vinyl cutter, milling machine, and new computers, Forman is providing the necessary resources for projects in product development, programming, music composition, web design, and more. Plans this fall range from a plane parachute design using 3D prototyping and computer-aided design (CAD) to an invention in cyber security.
“From science, technology, the arts, and mathematics, all of these students are able to bring their own unique attributes to the table. The topics are all generated from the students,” says Ingenuity Program Director Chris Ford, who is in his 11th year at Forman. “The wonderful part of my job is that I get to help them with their vision.”The Ingenuity Program is perfect for bright students who may or may not thrive in a traditional classroom setting. Forman School is nurturing these students’ gifts of curiosity and creativity by inspiring them to go where their minds lead them.
“Among our alumni are successful entrepreneurs and experts in a range of creative and technological fields,” says Head of School Adam K. Man. “We want to support our students and develop their talents now as they begin this journey for themselves.”
To find out more about the Ingenuity Program, please contact Chris Ford at (860) 567-1860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Forman School, visit www.formanschool.org.