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Unveiling Molecular Secrets: Multidisciplinary Student Teams Develop a Molecule-Making Escape Room

“Lab 217” is a multidisciplinary, collaborative escape room that is designed, fabricated, and run by students in two courses. INFO 418: Makerspace – Escape Rooms, a CUC Fab Lab course taught by Emilie Butt and Duncan Baird, designed and fabricated the puzzles, while students in THEA 591: Designing Immersive Experiences, taught by Amber Dewey Schultz, designed the theme, narrative, and multisensory environment. “Lab 217” is being hosted in SCD’s Moonlight Bay, a residency space that allows for large projects over a short timeframe, such as assembling and playtesting this experience.

These classes partnered with James Planey and the Molecule Maker Lab Institute (MMLI) to develop a 45-minute puzzle room experience for middle and high school students to introduce them to and get them excited about molecule making.

This multidisciplinary project is supported by the Molecule Maker Lab Institute (MMLI)Informatics Programs, and Illinois Theater.

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