The Class of 2017 EFX Lab

Engineering. Fabrication. Exploration.

Where can you create a water wagon to address the Cape Town water crisis? Where can you build a robot to race an electric car?

The Class of 2017 EFX Lab provides faculty and students with a place to experiment and create. The space is designed with collaboration in mind, complete with movable tables, glass walls, retractable doors, and full whiteboards. Within the lab, the Leung Prototyping Studio provides tools that help turn ideas, calculations, concepts, and theories into tangible objects. In robotics, physics, and engineering classes, students are given real-world problems to address.

  Stories from the EFX Lab

Kumar '19:  The Future of STEM is Female
(Winter/Spring 2018 issue of Hotchkiss Magazine)

The Class of 2017 EFX Lab OpensThe Class of 2017 EFX Lab Opens
(Fall 2017 issue of Hotchkiss Magazine)

Tools of the Leung Prototyping Studio

The EFX Lab is equipped with tools to help students experiment and reimagine their designs (full list to be updated):

  • A digital laser cutter
  • 3D printers
  • Band saw
  • Drill press
  • Wood press
  • A variety of hand tools and hardware
  • Arduino kits and electronics

Sample Classes in the Lab

Classes that have used the EFX Lab in the 2017-18 year:

  • Engineering
  • AP Physics1 
  • AP Physics 2
  • Physics
  • Design for Social Impact
  • Algebra 2
  • Robotics
  • Robotics Co-Curricular

About the Class of 2017 Gift

The EFX Lab was made possible thanks to the generosity of parents and donors who contributed to the 2017 Senior Class Gift, and the support of the Leung Family to create the Leung Prototyping Studio. Follow this link to learn more about this year's Senior Class Gift.