Providence elementary school’s room transformed into STEAM space

Vartan Gregorian Elementary students are seen cutting a ribbon for the opening of the school's "STEAM Room," Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Brown University)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — An empty classroom at a Providence elementary school has been transformed for creative purposes.

The “STEAM Room” at Vartan Gregorian Elementary opened Friday. There, students can learn subjects such as math, science, and arts in an interactive and innovative way.

Vartan Gregorian Elementary students are seen touring the “STEAM Room,” Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Brown University)

“Now, we have a real live space in which all students can come and be inspired and actively engage,” said Matt Russo, the school’s principal. “We’re so happy and so thankful to have it, and we just know our students are going to love this space.”

A spokesperson for Brown University said a significant amount of thought went into designing the room.

Providence Superintendent Javier Montañez is seen talking to Vartan Gregorian Elementary students in the “STEAM Room,” Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Brown University)

Everything from chairs to tables to smartboards were chosen based on how conducive they were to hands-on learning.

Work on the laboratory-like space started in December 2021.

The “STEAM Room” was renovated with the help of Brown University, who funded the project.

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