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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Event Date Location  Event Name 
 April 26  MELS Garage  Introduction to Soldering and Electronics (event full)
 May 5  MELS Garage  Star Party
 May 30 - June 1  Sierra High School  Engineering Bootcamp
 June 5-8  Lathrop High School  Intro to Video Game Design Camp
 June 5-8  Weston Ranch High School  Weston Ranch Robotics Summer Camp
 June 12-15  Manteca High School  Introduction to Robotics and Electronics
 June 12-15  MUSD RESC Building  Astronomy Camp
 June 13-15  Lindbergh Ed Center  Automotive Basics for Girls
 June 20-22 Cafe  Chop Chop Cook Camp
 June 27-29 Cafe  Chop Chop Cook Camp

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