The Technology Lab at Beacon is a 12-week after-school STEM program designed to drive student curiosity through a collaborative learning experience. We welcome high school students and advanced middle school students.

Our Focus:

  • Engineering
  • 3D Design and Printing
  • Robotics
  • Programming
  • Electronics
  • Complex Problem Solving

Our Promise:

  • Challenge: Advanced STEM Instruction
  • Expertise: Master Teachers & Mentors
  • Engagement: Project-Based Learning
  • Community: Like-Minded Peers

Our Team:

John Henderson
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Head Teacher

John holds a doctorate in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor of science from McGill University. During his graduate career, he taught undergraduate students in both classroom and laboratory physics work. Since then, he has honed his skills as a K-12 educator and led our STEM department in innovative curricular design. John is a certified Adjunct Professor of Physics through the University of Connecticut's Early College Experience program and offers students college-level course work at Beacon each year. Outside of school, he enjoys frequenting flea markets and spending time with his family.

Stephen Muffatti
Engineering, Technology, Programming, History

Stephen is a gifted teacher and polymath who puts his diverse talents to use at Beacon by teaching a wide array of courses, from programming and robotics to history and horticulture. He holds a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis on European history from Western Connecticut State University. His professional expertise in the fields of technology and engineering enable him to bring real-world experience into the classroom. Stephen's interests include woodworking, animal husbandry, plant psychology, Dungeons and Dragons, and dry political treatises.

 

Schedule:

Classes Meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30

Students can choose to participate in one day or both days.

Monday Session:

Jan. 23, 30 • Feb. 6, 13, 27 • Mar. 6, 27 Apr. 3, 10, 17 • May 1, 8

Wednesday Session:

Jan. 25 • Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 • Mar. 1, 8, 29 Apr. 5, 12, 19 • May 3, 10

One Day/Week: $675 . 
Two Days/Week: $1200

 


Phone/Fax:
Main Number: (203) 200-7244
Direct Number: 203-661-1609 x 408
Fax: (800) 829-6075

Email: techlab@beacon-ct.org