Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration Kickstarts A New Era and a New Year!
In addition to being the first day of school, Aug. 28, 2017 was also the grand opening of the new Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration. The large, two-story space features highly adaptable work stations that facilitate collaboration, team projects, and free-form experimentation. It also features advanced technology including a laser cutter, 3-D printers, and more. The space is housed in the Upper School and is open to students in all divisions.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured major supporters David and Madeline Lubar and Joan Lubar ’77 and her husband Dr. John Crouch. “We are so pleased to support USM and, in particular, this center” said David Lubar. “We love the idea of creating a devoted space with specialized equipment, experienced staff, and advanced programming to encourage and facilitate innovation, exploration, creativity, and idea generation. We believe the students who come here will learn additional skills and knowledge which will be valuable in their careers and their lives ahead.” Added Joan Lubar ’77, “We could not be happier and more proud to be involved in the Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration. I think it is so exciting for USM and also for the city of Milwaukee.”