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AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation

Welcome from the Director

At the AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation, our goal is to build enthusiasm and fluency for the practices of science, math, engineering and technology. We inspire all students with authentic, real experiences that apply to their lives.  
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Invent Center Mission

To invent means to produce something for the first time through the use of the imagination and/or ingenious thinking and experimentation. This definition exemplifies the educational opportunities our AC students have through our Invent Center for STEM and Innovation. Whether in the student-designed research projects from our upper school Science, Writing and Research course or through the fierce competition of our lower school robotics team, we encourage our students to develop critical and innovative thinking. Students actively solve authentic problems and overcome challenges every day in our courses and programs. A fundamental part of the science and engineering process is also communicating and sharing what was learned. An integral part of our program at AC is that students share their work, making an impact on their peers and our community, locally and globally.



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Congratulations Madam Vice President! From @acsrochester

Congratulations Madam Vice President! From @acsrochester ...

Snowfall on the beautiful campus at @ACSRochester. Fractals, recursion, physics, biology, chemistry, math, environmental science...such a simple event, but the learning is neverending!

Snowfall on the beautiful campus at @ACSRochester. Fractals, recursion, physics, biology, chemistry, math, environmental science...such a simple event, but the learning is neverending! ...

HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS DAY! Our #STEM team is working so hard to engage every student at @acsrochester. I wish I could keep them all constantly supplied with coffee and chocolate!

HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS DAY! Our #STEM team is working so hard to engage every student at @acsrochester. I wish I could keep them all constantly supplied with coffee and chocolate! ...

Check out who I found on my desk at @acsrochester this morning!  A stick insect, maybe Diapheromera femorata. This critter eats deciduous foliage and really likes oak and hazelnut. #crypsis  #mimicry #funsciencewords #stemrocs

Check out who I found on my desk at @acsrochester this morning! A stick insect, maybe Diapheromera femorata. This critter eats deciduous foliage and really likes oak and hazelnut. #crypsis #mimicry #funsciencewords #stemrocs ...

Meet Becky Benchik-Watson, new faculty at @acsrochester! She has a BA and an MS in Mathematics and has taught at three Rochester colleges. So excited to have you at AC, Becky!

Meet Becky Benchik-Watson, new faculty at @acsrochester! She has a BA and an MS in Mathematics and has taught at three Rochester colleges. So excited to have you at AC, Becky! ...

Ms. Patty Glazer is another one of the new faculty we're excited to add to our team at @acsrochester. She has a BS in earth/environmental science and an MS in science education, and she will be teaching middle school science and Forensics! #stemrocs

Ms. Patty Glazer is another one of the new faculty we're excited to add to our team at @acsrochester. She has a BS in earth/environmental science and an MS in science education, and she will be teaching middle school science and Forensics! #stemrocs ...

Another one of our new faculty at @acsrochester is Mr. Alex Reinhardt, with a BS in Physics and an MS in software engineering. He will be teaching math and computer science electives and is a great addition to our team! #stemrocs

Another one of our new faculty at @acsrochester is Mr. Alex Reinhardt, with a BS in Physics and an MS in software engineering. He will be teaching math and computer science electives and is a great addition to our team! #stemrocs ...

Easy to miss this pollen drenched bumblebee in the flurry of back to school preparations...but the first step of any science or engineering adventure is to observe! @acsrochester

Easy to miss this pollen drenched bumblebee in the flurry of back to school preparations...but the first step of any science or engineering adventure is to observe! @acsrochester ...

When the students are away, the science teachers will play. Summer in the girls International house at @acsrochester....making boba from scratch with tapioca flour and lots of boiling!

When the students are away, the science teachers will play. Summer in the girls International house at @acsrochester....making boba from scratch with tapioca flour and lots of boiling! ...

Join us for this workshop taught by one of our AC students and ISEF finalists - she's amazing! Sign up here -https://allendalecolumbia.org/pop-up-classes/#girlswhocode #sciencefairwinner #stemrocs

Join us for this workshop taught by one of our AC students and ISEF finalists - she's amazing! Sign up here -https://allendalecolumbia.org/pop-up-classes/#girlswhocode #sciencefairwinner #stemrocs ...

Working on convocation awards for our seniors is a great reminder of how awesome they all are! We're always impressed by their accomplishments and look forward to hearing what they do next. @acsrochester

Working on convocation awards for our seniors is a great reminder of how awesome they all are! We're always impressed by their accomplishments and look forward to hearing what they do next. @acsrochester ...

Sunday night special. Homemade hot pot! Such a treat! #acinternational @acsrochester @acglobalengage @tkgjlb

Sunday night special. Homemade hot pot! Such a treat! #acinternational @acsrochester @acglobalengage @tkgjlb ...


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