MEL'S Garage

What is M.E.L.S. Garage?

Sitting adjacent to other student classrooms, this re-purposed garage space has a meaningful name. The acronym is about connecting Manufacturing & Engineering to Learning Through STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).

Kristen Messer, science teacher, commented, “Students love the non-traditional setting with its modular furniture. They become makers, leading each other to figure out which tool works best. The hands-on activities provide high student interest.”

In the maker class, students learned several tools to help them create. While they learned, they studied some of the physics behind material science and design.

All of’s programs encourage students to find many hands-on applications to bring their learning to life—making it personal, memorable and immediately relevant. 

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Register for a Community Event!

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Event Date Location  Event Name 
 March 15  MUSD MELS Garage
2271 W. Louise Ave
Manteca, CA 95337
 ******CLASS IS FULL********
Open to MUSD 6th grade students through adults
 April 14

Sierra High School
1700 Thomas Street
Manteca, CA 95337

Open to students in grade 7th & 8th at Brock Elliott, Stella Brockman, Nile Garden, and Veritas

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