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 MIT’s 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 December 2018. It truly is an exciting time to be at TAS as we open doors and minds with this state-of-the-art facility.
Naming Opportunities give the School the opportunity to thank you for your generous support. These gifts may be paid out over three years. Thank you for your interest in these major gift level contributions. For more information, please contact the development office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2873-9900 ext. 333.
Floor Naming - NT$3,000,000
Room Naming - NT$2,000,000
|Lower School Amphitheater||NAMED|
|Lower School Slide||NAMED|
|Lower School Gallery||NAMED|
|Middle School Vex Arena & Robotics Design Lab||NAMED|
|Upper School Electronic Engineering Lab||NAMED|
|Upper School Idea Lounge||NAMED|
|Upper School High Performance Computer Lab||NAMED|
|Upper School Tech Cube Classroom||NAMED|
|Upper School Fabrication Hub||NAMED|
(gifts from 2017-18 school year)
- WHERE IS THE TECH CUBE LOCATED?
- HOW BIG IS THE TECH CUBE?
- DOES THE TECH CUBE TAKE UP USE OF ANY ATHLETIC FIELDS?
- HOW WAS THE TECH CUBE FUNDED?
The Tech Cube is located between the lower and upper fields. Upper school students access the Tech Cube from the sky bridge that connects to B Block on the fourth floor. Lower and middle school students access the Tech Cube from the ground floor. Large columns raise the base of the Tech Cube off the ground to provide ease of traffic flow between the two fields, as well as access to the ground floor of the Tech Cube.
Since tuition covers the daily operations of the School, we rely on the generosity of our community to enhance the educational experience and expedite the Strategic Plan. Gifts to Building Excellence provided necessary funding for the Tech Cube. A lead donation kicked off this project, and several major gifts helped us reach our goal.