MEL'S Garage

What is M.E.L.S. Garage?

Sitting adjacent to other student classrooms, this re-purposed garage space has a meaningful name. The acronym is about connecting Manufacturing & Engineering to Learning Through STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).

Kristen Messer, science teacher, commented, “Students love the non-traditional setting with its modular furniture. They become makers, leading each other to figure out which tool works best. The hands-on activities provide high student interest.”

In the maker class, students learned several tools to help them create. While they learned, they studied some of the physics behind material science and design.

All of’s programs encourage students to find many hands-on applications to bring their learning to life—making it personal, memorable and immediately relevant. 

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Register for a Community Event!

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Event Date Location  Event Name 
November 27 MUSD RESC Building
2271 W Louise Ave
Manteca, CA 95336
Hack a Toy Event - open to students in grades 4-6
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 November 28  MUSD District Office 101-102
2271 W Louise Ave
Manteca, CA 95336
 Winter Wreath Event - Open to MUSD Staff, parents, community members, and students 9th grade and above.

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