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Fab Lab Exclusive: Build Guitars for STEM

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What a great way to teach the positive impact that skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) have on young learners…. by building a custom guitar!

That’s right, guitar-building-made-easy in Fox Valley Tech’s  Fab Lab.  It's one of the latest initiatives within the world of fabrication and technology that awaits visitors of the Fab Lab. In addition, the concept is catching on with employers as well in an effort to help raise awareness about the need for STEM skills to match in-demand careers for a new economy.

Sargento Foods, for example, piloted a program in which employers donate funds to the Fab Lab, and in return, a company receives a custom-built guitar with its logo displayed! The funds are then used to help add more classes in the Fab Lab for K-12 students to explore these vital learning concepts.

Currently there is a lot of interest from middle schools and high schools for students to visit the Fab Lab to engage in this innovative project, and corporate support will help build needed capacity.

To learn more about this initiative, call Steve at the Fab Lab at (920) 831-4321.

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