STEAM Faculty

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Joseph Allen

    Mr. Joseph Allen 

    Visual Arts
    (858) 875-0816
    University of San Diego - B.A.
    University of San Diego - M.A.
  • Photo of Joshua Bloom

    Joshua Bloom 

    Computer Science
    Swarthmore College - B.S.
  • Photo of Laura Cummings

    Laura Cummings 

    Science
    Stanford University - B.S.
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Brian Gervase

    Mr. Brian Gervase 

    Mathematics
    (858) 459-4021
    University of Illinois - B.S.
    University of Illinois - M.Ed.
    Aurora University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Emily Grenader

    Ms. Emily Grenader 

    Visual Arts
    (858) 875-0791
    The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - B.F.A
    UC San Diego - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Marcus Jaiclin

    Marcus Jaiclin 

    Wu Tsai Chair in Computer Science
    University at Buffalo - B.S.
    University at Albany - M.S.
    University at Albany - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Lani Keller

    Lani Keller 

    Wu Tsai Endowed Chair in Science
    (858) 875-0877
    University of Puget Sound - B.S.
    UC San Francisco - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Jennifer Seymour

    Jennifer (Melaragno) Seymour 

    Mathematics
    (858) 875-0863
    University of San Diego - B.A.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.

Creative Sciences at Bishop's

The Bishop’s community has a shared goal of providing a rigorous and engaging learning environment to educate 21st century innovators and leaders. The complex challenges of the future demand creative, interdisciplinary approaches. At Bishop’s, The Center for Creative Sciences in Wheeler Bailey serves as a think tank for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and interdisciplinary education. 

The Creative Sciences initiative has been made possible through a generous donation that supports two endowed Wu Tsai positions currently held by Lani Keller, PhD and Marcus Jaiclin, PhD.

The Center for Creative Sciences in Wheeler Bailey

The historic Wheeler Bailey building was transformed into The Center for Creative Sciences in 2018. There are three large workshop tables, two 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a CNC router available to help students create, make and innovate.

Equipment

List of 9 items.

  • 3D Printers


    We are equipped with three 3D printers: two MakerGear M2 3D printers, one single color extruder and one dual color extruder (both with a 8" wide-by-10" long-by-8" high build volume) and one Makerbot replicator mini with a build volume of 3.9" wide x 3.9" long x 4.9" high. We are currently using primarily PLA as our thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded, layer by layer, to create a three dimensional object.
  • 3D Scanning



    We have two 3D scanners. Our Structure Sensor by Occipital hooks onto an iPad and allows for rapid 3D scanning of objects and people, 3D maps of interior spaces and augmented reality experiences. For higher resolution (up to 0.1 mm accuracy) scans of smaller parts and prototypes we use a Matter and Form V2 3D scanner.
  • Arduinos


    We have a classroom set of Arduinos. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs and turn it into an output by sending written computer code to the microcontroller on the board.
  • CNC Routing



    The Handibot large sheet tool allows computer numerical control (CNC) of a router. This machine can perform precise and easily repeatable cutting, carving, machining and milling operations on a variety of materials including wood, MDF, plastics, foams and aluminum. The maximum working distance 6"-by-23.5".
  • Edison Work Benches



    The space has multiple Edison work benches. The design of the Ed Table by CEF was created with makers in mind, featuring magnetic stool storage and built-in storage, integrated power and USB and integrated clean-up. The design was an EdSpaces Innovation Awards 2017 winner by the International Interior Design Association.
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving



    Our Trotec Speedy 300 laser system has a 29"-by-17" working area and is controlled by a 60W CO2 laser for cutting and engraving a wide variety of materials including plastic, wood, rubber, leather and glass. Our system has the ability to upgrade to a fiber laser which would have the capacity to cut metal.
  • Macbook Pro Laptops

    We have a classroom set of Macbook Pro Laptops. Our set of laptop computers are pre-installed with all necessary software for rapid prototyping, design, and 3D visualization in The Center for Creative Sciences.
  • Makey Makey


    We have a classroom set of Makey Makeys. A way for students to design their own controllers with everyday materials like playdough or graphite pencils. These allow students to control scratch games that they have created themselves through coding, make musical circuits, and build their own sensors using foil, pennies, and paper clips.
  • Soldering Stations



    We have a classroom set of soldering stations. Soldering is the process of joining two or more electronic parts together by melting solder around the connection. Students can create and/or modify electronic wiring and electronic components to printed circuit borads using soldering.

Faculty-Led Initiatives

List of 3 items.

  • Creative Curriculum

    Goal: To create opportunities for faculty to share and learn creative pedagogy from each other. 
    • Organized Creativity and Croissant faculty showcases which highlight creativity teaching practices at Bishop's
  • Interdisciplinarity

    Goal: To promote collegiality across departments and disciplines with the hope of creating more interdisciplinary opportunities at Bishop's
    • Created a faculty peer-to-peer observation program
    • Created a database of Bishop’s interdisciplinary lessons, courses, and ideas
  • Makerspace

    Goals:
    • To convert Wheeler Bailey into The Center for Creative Sciences as an effective space for project based learning
    • To act as liaisons to encourage, consult and support the use of The Center for Creative Sciences for the Bishop’s community
      • Purchase, organize, and document all use of equipment and technology in The Center for Creative Sciences
      • Act as liaisons when faculty bring their students and/or classes into the space

Examples of Student Work

List of 9 items.

THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.