Going into his fourth year as teacher, dorm parent, and STEM Coordinator, Mr. Angelo Mauro has elevated the Knox STEM Program to great heights! In 2019, Mr. Mauro managed an impressive renovation of the Knox STEM lab – equipped with 3D printers, 3D scanner, tools for woodworking, electrical and computer engineering equipment and software, 10 handbuilt workstations, Lego Mindstorms robotics kits, and an interactive 70” touchscreen. To keep up with the demands of technology and the needs and interests of our students, Mr. Mauro has set his sights on upgrading and expanding the STEM curriculum for 2021, adding an Advanced Robotics course as well as a Computer Science and Engineering class which will prepare students for Advanced Placement Computer Science A to be introduced in the 2022 school year.
For Mr. Mauro, STEM has been a life-long passion. Ever since he was young and was given his first set of Legos, he was always building something new. Since then, he has studied numerous fields of STEM including coding, electrical engineering, computer engineering, 3D design, visual and audio creation, automotive engineering, physics, robotics, and more. Mr. Mauro is always looking to build something or dismantle something to see how it works. It is this passion and curiosity that acts as an inspiration to Knox students who are looking to explore engineering, 3D printing, coding, and other STEM fields.
In addition to his love of technology, Mr. Mauro also enjoys taking the time to disconnect and venture out into nature. Whether backpacking, camping, bicycling and or hiking with his Australian Shepherd Takota, he spends every opportunity he can enjoying adventures in the great outdoors.