Fab Lab Three Lakes Receives Industry Support
Fab Lab Three Lakes recently received over $20,000 in financial support for current and future expenses. According to district superintendent Dr. George Karling, Industry partners support the lab principles of empowerment, education, problem solving, job creation and invention.
“We are very appreciative to our business partners who are stepping up and helping us financially,” he commented. “With their help we will change the future for our schools and communities by enabling us to help our students develop 21st century skills for continued economic development of our region”.
The first K-12 Fab Lab in Wisconsin, Fab Lab Three Lakes received school board approval in February 2014 and opened its doors to students in September. Students of all grade levels and abilities regularly spend time in the lab. Students in the high school “How To Make (Almost) Anything” class recently started 3D printing, a technology that can make everything from plastic toys and Nike shoes to concrete houses and human kidneys. Elementary students and senior high art students recently collaborated on Christmas ornaments.
Fab Lab Three Lakes is open to all, students, parents, and the community.