Newton’s Attic was founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, a professional mechanical engineer and former high school physics and math teacher. Frustrated by the confines of the regular classroom, Cloyd was inspired to create a highly engaging approach to educating students about the excitement, fun and career opportunities available to them through physics and engineering. Using the concept of play as the ultimate learning tool, Cloyd developed Newton’s Attic.
The library of available programs allows students to engage in hands-on design, fabrication and field-testing of their own mechanical devices in highly energized environments.
Newton’s Attic is dedicated to providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers at all grade levels. We have provided unique programs for numerous middle and high schools and groups in Fayette and surrounding counties as well as the University of Kentucky, Berea College, EKU and WKU.
Newton’s Attic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.