STEM Centre

Discover the STEM Centre, a place where students expand their thinking by creating and solving open-ended problems involving robotics, electronics, programming, and design.

STEM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" and suggests an integrated approach to these domains whereby science and mathematics are learnt through interdisciplinary projects that use technology and the principles of engineering. Opened in 2016 at La Grande Boissière campus, the STEM Centre was conceptualized by ABCP Architecture in collaboration with INITIAL, EPFL and the LGB STEM team.

The STEM Centre is an open space divided up in 4 major areas:

  • Idea Lab (idealization, collaboration and creativity)
  • Innovation Lab (critical thinking, building and developing)
  • Bot Lab (robotics, prototyping and testing)
  • Bubble (implementation, reflection and presentation)

With bright open spaces to imagine new worlds, wall-to-wall whiteboards to brainstorm and hypothesize, and state-of-the-art equipment to explore and experiment, the STEM Centre creates the ideal atmosphere for students to dream, invent and keep up with advancements in an ever-changing digital world.

Combining different subjects, but also different year groups, the STEM Centre aims to merge various elements of the curriculum to encourage innovative ways of thinking and building. As a result, every day is a success as our students become ever more curious about the world around them, and come up with projects that captivate both their classmates and teachers.


The goals behind the design of the space were to:

  • Facilitate cross-discipline communication and productive collaboration
  • Emphasize non-formal non-traditional teaching and learning
  • Encourage divergence in thinking and experimenting through hands-on authentic learning opportunities
  • Foster every student's learning journey (feel, ask, imagine, plan, create, discuss, reflect, share)
  • Develop competences such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication


The STEM Centre offers a wide range of activities. The main elements of our programme are:

  • Events (including educational trips)
  • Extra-curricular activities and workshops
  • Educational STEM projects

Partnership with EPFL

The STEM Centre has the pleasure and privilege of benefiting from a fruitful partnership with EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). EPFL is a technical Swiss university specialised in the field of science and technology, ranked as one of the 20 best universities in the world. The STEM Centre regularly works in collaboration with the Chili Lab led by Pr. Pierre Dillenbourg (Computer-Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction). 

Some articles written by members of the EPFL's Chili Lab with the support of Ecolint:

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