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Golda Meir School receives state grant to expand Fab Lab

Golda Meir School receives grant to expand Fab LabStudents and staff at Golda Meir School celebrated this week with the announcement of a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The funding will be used to expand Meir’s current makerspace into a three-room Fab Lab with new equipment including a 3D scanner, advanced 3D printers, a laser engraver, and computer numerical control (CNC) routers for complex carving and engraving. The makerspace opened in one room in fall 2018, and will be expanded over the coming months.

MPS was one of 20 districts awarded funding from a total of 56 applications. WEDC grants have already supported Fab Lab development at Washington High School of Information Technology, Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, Bay View High School, and Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education.

On hand for the announcement, made on Fab Lab Day in Wisconsin, were Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, MPS Superintendent Keith P. Posley, State Senator LaTonya Johnson, State Representative Kalan Haywood, Principal Michelle Morris-Carter, teacher Jeff Sokolowski, additional teachers, students, and other district personnel.

Golda Meir School receives grant to expand Fab Lab“Fab Labs in our schools get students excited about learning,” said Posley. “Fab Labs help students pursue their natural curiosity and allow them to experience the satisfaction that comes from using new technology to solve a problem. Working in the Fab Lab also provides skills that will be beneficial in college and career.”

MPS is grateful to WEDC and all the teachers and staff who have moved Meir’s Fab Lab from dream to reality. Thank you!

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