WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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On the Cutting Edge f arranged in a semi-circle have become a destination for students, whether it's an al fresco lec- and out," Murphy observes. "It's been really ture, lunch, or informal study group. "What we've noticed is that even if students don't have nice to see." science class, they go to that part of the campus to hang out in the open space, both indoors Amazingly, Murphy and other faculty agree that the science wing hasn't been fully leveraged yet. "In the next few years, we hope to really expand on engineering electives," he says. "Not just robotics, but through a fabrication shop that helps solve engineering problems." Parker seconds that emotion. "This new wing really opens up lots of possibilities, so we can entertain the idea of increased STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) coursework." It's All About Connections The aforementioned GEC was modeled after We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 a college lecture hall — it's laid out in an amphitheater style, with each tier of seating slightly elevated. "This particular room was championed by our superintendent," says Lee McCanne, director of technology and school 132

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