Maranatha’s TILE Lab Prepared to Spark Even Greater Creativity

Maranatha High School’s TILE Lab (Technology Integration Learning Environment) is geared up for an amazing school year! Miguel Almena, the school’s TILE Lab Coordinator, remarked, “We are very excited for what God has for us all this year, and we are excited to announce our new iMac Lab refresh! Inspired by the best of Apple. Transformed by the M1 chip. With this new upgrade, our students are able to work efficiently and produce best-in-class projects in record time.”

The lab recently welcomed their newest Intern Cohort, which included students Jillian Geib ’23, Shania Camaja ’23, Kiley Callahan ’23 and Andy Romero-Doss ’23. Jillian is the Lead Intern and part of the first graduating CADE class in 2022. Kiley is Head of Marketing. Shania is Head of Branding and Visual Communications and Vice President to their upcoming Women’s Robotics Club. Andy is Chief 3D Printer and Operations Officer. Additionally, they welcomed honorary interns Shaurya Bhartia ’25, Matt Yip ’25, and Max Amendolara ’23 to the TILE Lab Team!

Honorary Intern and Head Researcher, Max Amendolara, is also the new student ambassador for the Virtual Reality Learning Environments Initiative. Max will be searching for applications to advance student training skills in the area of 3D modeling, architectural design, and sports training simulation. Arkio is just one of the many applications where students can imagine and build virtual environments along with architectural designs using only their bare hands. He is also testing various software applicable to sports virtual training, which allows athletes to leverage practice time and visual acuity from the comfort of their own home.

At the school’s Club Rush event on September 20th, the TILE Lab will announce that Women’s Robotics is coming back stronger for another year. The vision for this unique club is to inspire women to join the STEM fields and live out their God-given callings. Mr. Almena explained, “Our plan is to invite mentors onto campus to train and share their career paths for our amazing students that wish to pursue careers in computer aided design, engineering, computer science, and robotics.”

For more information about Maranatha High School’s TILE Lab, please email Maranatha High School is a private college preparatory, Christian school located near Old Town Pasadena. For more information about the school, visit To schedule a campus tour, email



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