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STEAM Education on the Go

The Mobile Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) fields.  In 2018, there were over 300,000 STEAM/STEM related jobs in Pennsylvania, and nearly 17,000 of those jobs were unfilled. This need is so great, with projections of it continuing, that Governor Wolf's PAsmart initiative has expand to science and technology education.

What is a Mobile Fab Lab

The lab itself is a transit van that transports several carts full of equipment such as 3D printers, a laser engraver, CNC router, vinyl cutter, and robotics equipment. The lab will visit schools for a one-week
residency and will visit regional homeless shelters on the weekends and during the summer.  A designated specialist accompanies the van and works with each site to provide age-appropriate curricula utilizing the equipment in ways supporting 21st century learning.  
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In addition to school and shelter residencies, the Mobile Fab Lab will also provide professional learning for educators and it will be available for community and family engagement events.

Support the Fab Lab

The Bucks IU is seeking partners to help guide and sustain the Mobile Fab Lab for years to come. The Mobile Fab Lab Leadership Team meets throughout the year to ensure the Lab is meeting its goals, discuss sustainability plans, and celebrate the successes of the Lab.

Partnerships are built on a continuous basis - for more info click on the following link:

 

Thank you to our current sponsor: 
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