The Roberto C. Goizueta Innovation Center

The Belen Jesuit STEAM Program is housed in the state of the art Roberto C. Goizueta Innovation Center. The Innovation Center opened in the fall of 2020. Creating academic excellence is an integral part of Belen’s mission, and the Innovation Center certainly contributes to that goal. The 8,000 square foot facility offers a mix between traditional classroom, maker space, and science fiction lab. The STEAM Program gives students access to a large selection of tools varying from 3D printers and laser cutters to powerful computers with professional design software. Additionally, the Robotics teams use the Innovation Center as their home base of operation and students are also able to experience expanded extracurricular activities. 

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  • Photo of Adriana Salazar

    Dr. Adriana Salazar , Ph.D. 

    STEAM Director
    (786) 621-4133
  • Photo of Peter Perez

    Mr. Peter Perez 

    Assistant STEAM Director
    (786) 621-4151
At Belen Jesuit, we are committed to providing students with rigorous STEAM instruction that can prepare students to become problem-solvers in a global society. 
                      - Adriana Salazar, Ph.D.

What is STEAM?

Although STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, which are separate disciplines, the STEAM curriculum blends those disciplines together to help students solve problems in an applied manner. The goal of the STEAM Program is to introduce students to real-world experiences in a collaborative environment that emphasizes hands-on learning. Through this advanced course of study, students can take STEAM career interests to new heights, enhancing their academic curriculum and providing them with unique learning experiences in preparation for college.

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  • Courses Offered

    • Intro to Engineering Design
    • Engineering Principles
    • Engineering Design & Development
    • Robotics (Middle School)
    • STEAM Explorations
    • Computer Science Principles
    • Project-Based Anatomy & Physiology
  • Special Programs

    • Field Trips
    • FLEX Interest Sessions
    • STEAM Club
    • VEX Robotics MS & HS
    • Internships
    • Possible Dual Enrollment
  • STEAM Includes

    • Engineering
    • Coding
    • Robotics
    • Designing/Building
    • Programming
    • Biomedicine
    • Artistic Design
    • Digital Arts
    • Global Collaboration
    • Industry Connections

About Our Benefactor

The STEAM Program was funded, in part, by a generous $1.5 million-dollar gift made by The Goizueta Foundation. “The Goizueta family and Belen have been intertwined for nearly seven decades, beginning with Roberto Goizueta who graduated from El Colegio de Belén in 1949. His career led him to build up Coca-Cola and turned it into one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Through it all, he never forgot his alma mater,” said school President Jesuit Father Willie García-Tuñón ’87. “Goizueta was very generous to our school. He made our gymnasium possible and established the Goizueta Scholars Program. Even in death, with The Goizueta Foundation, his commitment continues. This new gift will help implement the vision for Belen’s future and echo Goizueta’s love for Belen and commitment to a great education.”
“My father’s lifelong love of learning, which was fostered while a student at Belen, is reflected in the grantmaking of The Goizueta Foundation,” said Board Chair and CEO Olga Goizueta Rawls. “It is our hope that this grant will help today’s Belen students discover that same thirst for knowledge that my father embraced.”
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.