River Falls School District will receive “fab lab” grant dollars from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
The WEDC announced that 28 districts have been awarded a total of more than $635,000 to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory facilities. Prescott School District is among those.
“The fab labs program engages students in science, math, and engineering, allowing them to create and invent all sorts of things from robots to 3D models,” Gov. Tony Evers said. “The skills learned in Wisconsin’s fab labs can help prepare our kids for their future, including good-paying jobs in technology and manufacturing, which are critically important for our state’s future and our economy.”
River Falls will receive $25,000 and Prescott will receive $24,243.
The fab lab is a high-technology workshop equipped with computer-controlled manufacturing components. WEDC is supporting the purchase of fab lab equipment for instructional and educational purposes by elementary, middle school, junior high or high school students.