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The Colony maker space unveiled at Central High School

The Colony maker space is home to Central's new proposed Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, or STEM, Innovation magnet program. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The Colony maker space is home to Central's new proposed Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, or STEM, Innovation magnet program. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens (Source: WAVE 3 News) JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A new tool for students in Jefferson County was unveiled at Central High School Tuesday.

The Colony maker space is home to Central's new proposed Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, or STEM, Innovation magnet program and is the centerpiece of its partnership with the University of Louisville's Speed School.

The Colony will not only help create a college-bound culture for students, the space also aims to encourage more female and minority students to pursue engineering and science studies.

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JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens said, "The maker space is truly a fitting name -- a creative environment where students can envision new ideas but also make those ideas a reality."

Students in the STEM program will study a wide range of foundations including coding, robotics, engineering and even hacking which will give them skills they need to succeed in an increasingly technology-driven world.

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