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STEM Design Lab

YDO is home to a hands-on science and engineering lab offering an array of opportunities for students to build valuable skillsets, design innovative projects, and become independent problem solvers.

Under the leadership of Doug Prime, YDO’s STEM Design Lab offers a range of project-based courses that, over time, help motivated students grow from first-time experimenter to self-directed innovator.

Seasonal courses include:

By participating in high-quality, hands-on STEM enrichment over a number of years, YDO students are advancing from first-time experimenters to self-directed innovators.

YDO’s STEM Design Lab was dedicated to Harvey S. Gelfand on March 24, 2015

If you would like to learn more about program content or seasonal schedules, please contact

Student Work

Cornhole Board

London (CDCPS Gateways, Gr. 5) completed his Tools & Building project for Fall Term I. This yard game may be our most family-friendly project to date!

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