AUGUST 2021 - NEWSWEEK NAMES IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY & TRADES ONE OF THE BEST MAKER SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD
Newsweek has named IYRS one of the Best Maker Schools in the world for 2021. Winners of this prestigious award are institutions of higher education that have curricula that encourages learning by doing; are supported by educators committed to collaborative problem-solving; have well-developed makerspaces, labs, and studios; and which support diverse, interactive communities that engage in knowledge and skill sharing. The award highlights institutions with innovative programs that demonstrate the ingenuity and community engagement that are hallmarks of the maker movement.
I began my IYRS experience in the middle of a pandemic, transitioning from running an international high school boarding program in Rome, Italy to living and working in the United States.
Everyone in the Boatbuilding & Restoration program has a very clear passion for learning the trade. We all come eager to jump into the projects...
What do IYRS, Harvard, RISD, MIT, and Yale have in common? Each was named one of the Best Maker Schools in the world by Newsweek for 2021.
Paul Armstrong '14 credits his education in the Composites Technology program with his ability to design and fabricate his new product, LOKT Charge.
This is Part 3 of a 4-part blog series on financing your education.
In the first two parts of this blog series on financial aid, we addressed two big questions prospective students grapple with as they plan their postsecondary education (Should I apply and how do I apply for financial aid?). Here, we are going to dive into the most frequently asked questions we hear at IYRS School of Technology & Trades.
This is Part 2 of a 4-part blog series on financing your education.
We have been taught that lumber is organic, at one time full of life, and occasionally it appears to come back to life even as it’s worked, apparently eager to take on the character of a boat’s soul.
You are not alone if you aren’t sure whether to apply for financial aid like scholarships, grants, or loans. But the problem is, if you don’t answer that question early you may never move forward with your plans to go to school. Why? It’s simple, finances drive every aspect of the decision-making process.
The composites plant lights go out as the last finger scan goes in the time clock and the worker crosses the portal, headed for home...
My decision to attend IYRS came to me like a period at the end of a sentence...
Meet John Gaffney '17 - Boatbuilding & Restoration. John took his passion for life around the water and turned it into a career he truly loves. Here's his story.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of historic American treasure Mayflower II from IYRS alumnus Matthew Barnes '10, the Lead Shipwright of the project.
Patrick Abrecht '01 - Boatbuilding & Restoration, originally from Switzerland, moved to Newport to attend IYRS because he wanted learn about wooden boats and what it takes to keep them afloat (he'll tell you this a lifelong learning project!).
Andrea Williams came to IYRS in 2017 with two goals. One was practical - to obtain the skills she needed to earn a living while doing work she truly enjoyed. The other was more of a dream.
Charlie Brooks '18 had a clear career path in mind when he enrolled in the IYRS Marine Systems program - to work as a technician onboard oceanographic research vessels.