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STEM & Innovation

Innovation and Digital Making Lab

Our STEM & Innovation education prepares students to be college and career-ready as STEM-proficient members of society by...

  • Creating coursework that integrates content and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Placing special emphasis on unique STEM educational experiences
  • Focusing on hands-on learning with real-world applications
  • Helping students hone critical thinking skills
  • Developing a curriculum to build creativity that leads to innovation
  • Promoting the development of problem-solving skills
  • Forming unique partnerships with organizations to enhance our students' STEM & Innovation learning experience
Students prepare to create laser printer projects in the CITE Lab

Mr. Patrick Skerpon explains the process of 3D Printing for a project in Digital Design and Fabrication class.


Our students have access to 3D printers, e-gaming equipment, and state-of-the-art science, chemistry, and innovation tools.

Our new center has:

► Five science labs for biology, chemistry, and physics

► A cybersecurity lab

► An entrepreneurship center

► A Shark Tank

► A recording studio

► A health sciences center

► CITE (Creativity, Imagination, Technology, Education) Lab

Engineering class Build a Tower
Students in engineering class brainstorm on bridge building.
Quantum Computing class
Dr. Jessica Rosenberg and Dr. Benjamin Dreyfus from the College of Science At George Mason University's Physics & Astronomy department visited our Quantum Computing class to test different learning activities related to quantum computing, including a quantum board game. 

Bishop McNamara has formed Unique STEM Education Partnerships with these outstanding organizations providing collaboration, training, expertise, resources, and opportunities for our students to improve the STEM learning experience and connect with diverse real-world STEM role models.


STEM Partnerships

STEM Course Catalog

Course Selections

Design & Build Challenge 2024
Students from schools across DC and Maryland gathered for a thrilling Design & Build Challenge hosted in our La Reine Science & Innovation Center CITE Lab at Bishop McNamara.  They put their creativity to the test, collaborating and constructing models of self-sustainable devices.