Mission Statement

Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting, hands-on projects, classes, and summer camps.

Core Values

  • Intensive learning occurs when individuals are driven internally by an inherent interest to acquire knowledge.
  • Newton’s Attic will promote scientific thought based on sound principles and data-driven analysis.
  • Non-traditional teaching methods can produce exceptional educational results.

Strategic Goals

  • Challenge young people with unique educational experiences that allow them to apply technical knowledge in situations that are meaningful and relevant to them.
  • Create rich learning environments full of resources that promote critical thinking.
  • Expose all people to the concept that scientific principles can be explored and utilized in exciting ways.
  • Enhance the competitive context of the engineering industry by providing exceptional learning experiences for young people who will become our future workforce.
  • Guide students to pursue technical careers, especially related to engineering and science.

Guiding Principles

  • We believe the human mind is capable of incredible feats.
  • We believe that students properly inspired will pursue a study of math and physics with self-motivated rigor.
  • We believe learning can be fun and should be exciting.
  • We believe that the pursuit of scientific understanding is essential to the development of a technologically-advanced society from which we, our children and the world will benefit.

Our History

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.

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