Makerspace: Tying classroom learning goals to creativity and innovation.

The educational objective of Makerspace at Queen of All Saints is for all students to engage in hands-on learning tools, engineering, technology and robotics to enhance 21st century learning skills.

The Queen of All Saints Makerspace program implements the Engineering/Design Process: 

Enginnering Design Graphic

Makerspace: Reverse Engineering


Makerspace: Marble run

Marble Run

Novel Engineering

Novel Engineering brings together reading, problem solving and engineering focusing on STEM goals and Project Based Learning methods. Students read a book then discuss problems encountered by the characters in the book. After analyzing and discussing problems, and brainstorming solutions students design a product that helps the characters overcome the problem or improve a solution. -- Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (  

Novel Engineering: Happy 150 Birthday St. Louis



"Launch: Using design thinking to boost creativity and bring out the maker in every student" by A. J. Juliani.

"Worlds of Making: Best practices for establishing a Makerspace for your school" by Laura Fleming.

"Invent to Learn: Making, tinkering and engineering in the classroom" by Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary S. Stager.