Spotlight: The Solomon Wong Tech Cube

Establishing Taipei American School as the premier center for K-12 STEAM excellence in all of Asia.

Thanks to your generous support we made the Solomon Wong Tech Cube a reality.

 

Taipei American School continually strives for excellence. Just a few years ago, gifts from generous donors allowed us to start the Robotics and Scientific Research programs in the upper school. The program quickly grew and now, over 42% of our upper school students elect to take additional robotics, scientific research, and computer science courses. The interest does not stop there. Our elementary age learners are programming simple machines in KA, blending arts and science with the use of 3D printers in Grade 5, and creatively engineering prosthetic hand prototypes as they move into middle school. Simply put, student appetite and aptitude in STEAM calls for new, dedicated learning space for each division. This high-level blending of disciplines and use of design thinking is at the heart of the Solomon Wong Tech Cube.

Inspired by an MIT facility, the Solomon Wong Tech Cube provides the canvas for 21st century learning that gives TAS students the necessary skills and experience they need to make a real difference in the world. The 4,380 square meters of usable space provides unique opportunities for all of our students. For example, upper school students learn in an electrical engineering lab and design in a fabrication hub on the upper school floors. Highly advanced equipment, currently not found in any other high school lab in the world, is available to our students. The middle school floor houses a VEX arena and robotic design lab, as well as vast open areas for art and innovation. Floor two, dedicated to lower school students, is designed to include "tinker and maker” spaces as well as an amphitheater. These are just a few of the exciting spaces that are part of the Solomon Wong Tech Cube.

Staying true to our mission for students "to be prepared to adapt and succeed anywhere in a rapidly changing world," the Solomon Wong Tech Cube construction completed in January 2019. It truly is an exciting time to be at TAS as we open doors and minds with this state-of-the-art facility.