Sundance Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of its new science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) lab in March. Janet Hubka, CEO of Ilus Art, along with her husband Dr. Mark Hubka, presented artwork donated by BioMed Realty and two microscopes donated by Bio Surplus to Sundance Principal Bob Rodrigo and assembled students and teachers at the ceremony. Myrna Zambians, who represented Senator Toni Atkins, also presented a Certificate of Recognition for STEAM education.


The lab will allow students to explore STEAM subjects with hands-on experiments and activities as well as “increase students’ higher level thinking and creativity specifically as it’s related to science and technology,” said Principal Rodrigo. Lab materials, which include more than a dozen microscopes, a 3D printer, and an oscilloscope, represent a hybrid between the free-form “maker labs” on some campuses and traditional labs on others. Discover more at