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Augusta Prep to build new institute for science, technology

Augusta Prep teacher Eric Miller already knows how he and his students will use the school’s new science and technology facility.

“We’re going to build a car,” the school’s motorsports engineering instructor said. “We build electric cars, so we’ll build a fresh one when we get in, maybe build a motorcycle and whatever else they want to build; sky’s the limit.”

For Augusta Prep officials who broke ground Tuesday on the W. Rodger Giles Institute for Inquiry, the sky is literally the limit. The institute’s astronaut logo, Head of School Derrick Willard said, helps symbolize the future of currently-enrolled Prep 2-year-olds who are slated to graduate in 2038, in a world that already includes NASA, Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket and China’s space agency all working to send humans to Mars.

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