Problem Bank


The GEMS Innovation Lab Problem Bank

Our lab specializes in solving authentic problems. Here problems will be collected and categorized into several types.

Prototyping and Inventing Problems
Students use lab resources, such as 3d printing, laser cutting and circuitry to create a physical solution to the problem.

R and D Lab Problems
Students explore tools and resources that we are not yet using and figure out what they can do for us in the Innovation Lab and beyond.

Global Inquiry Project Problems 
Students identify and address a global problem framed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Design Thinking Team Problems (PBL)
​Students work collaboratively to address school, community, or global problems 

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." 
      - Albert Einstein


If you have a problem we can work on though design, invention, or collaboration, please submit it using the form below. ​​​

Submit a problem to the Problem Bank