Muscatine High School STEM wing opens for start of school

The exterior of Muscatine High School's newly completed STEM wing.

MUSCATINE, Iowa–With the start of the 2020-2021 school year here, Muscatine High School has opened their new STEM wing. A long anticipated project, the district originally released plans for the new wing during the 2018-2019 school year and had it constructed over the course of the 2019-2020 school year.

The addition features a variety of labs designed specifically for chemistry and physics classes, as well as spaces for more general labs and cross-curricular activities. “It has a very college feel to it,” said Muscatine Community School District Director of Facilities Jeff Miller. In keeping with Muscatine High Schools other recent additions, such as the distinctive M atrium on the opposite side of the building, the STEM wing features many open spaces and natural lighting. These welcoming gathering spots promote collaboration between math, science, and engineering classes.