The Pierce Innovation Academy (PIA) brings together Pierce activities related to innovation, STEM, entrepreneurship. The PIA projects unleash students’ creativity and create a culture of innovation at the school. In the words of Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): “Today, schools have to prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented and problems that we don’t yet know will arise.”
Pierce Innovation Academy offers many diverse projects, including
- Academy of Engineering: Design and fabrication of solar-powered hybrid cars
- Racecar Challenge: a middle school race car program designed and offered by the Beaver Works Summer Institute at MIT
- Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Club: a project that combines fundamental theory with practical application that will cultivate a sense of aerodynamic design and understanding of flight
To learn more about the PIA projects and its cutting-edge facilities, click here.
Parents, friends, alumni, organizations interested in providing critical philanthropic support that will empower young people to help build a better future, should consider becoming a member of the Pierce Innovation Society. The society is composed of individuals and organizations that aim to provide critical philanthropic support that will fuel all school innovation-related action.
For more information about how you can support the PIA and provide creative opportunities to students, visit here.
Pierce’s Innovation Academy offers a range of intellectually stimulating and educationally rich activities that are a great complement to the more structured, course-based academic program.
Alex Eleftheriadis, Partner at Big Pi Ventures, Chief Scientist at Enghouse
The partnership between the Pierce Innovation Academy and SAS Tech / SW Group is mutually beneficial. It enables the communication and dissemination of current knowledge in the field of unmanned means, starting from the aerodynamic aeronautical sector to an organized and efficient educational organization that cares deeply about the services it provides to its students.
Mike Spiridakos, CEO and President, SAS Tech/SW Group
Entrepreneurship and innovation will be key elements of the potential future career paths of our kids. I am very excited that we have the chance to actively support Pierce College on its Innovation Academy program, which is enhancing students’ mindsets towards those important elements.
Christos Misailidis, CEO IWG & Founder The Jones