2017 STEAM Fab Lab Summer Programs
For 6th-8th Grade: JUNE 5-9 • For 3rd-5th Grade: JUNE 12-16
Times: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $350 - Includes all materials, snacks, lunch and one (1) t-shirt.
Grades 6rd-8th • June 5-9
The STEAM Fab Lab Middle School program is open to students from 6th to 8th grade. Students participating in the program will be immersed in a world of innovation, technology and design thinking. They will be working on a set of “design challenges” where they will have to put to work their creativity, problem-solving skills and knowledge gained in their classes, to come up with solutions. Students will become the designers and creators, having the opportunity to develop their projects using cutting edge technologies such as laser cutting, 3d printing, and 3d scanning while also learning about computer science and other tools available in the exciting world of “makers”. Having these tools available enables students to participate in the Engineering Design Process where they identify problems, brainstorm solutions, prototype and test their ideas in an iterative way.
Grades 3rd-5th • June 12-16
The STEAM Fab Lab Elementary program is aimed towards students from 3rd to 5th grade. Students participating in the program will be immersed in a world of innovation, technology and design thinking. They will have the space to put their imaginations and creativity to work, by participating in a set of activities where they become the inventors or creators. They will be having the opportunity to develop their projects using cutting edge technologies such as 3d scanning and 3d printing, while also learning about other tools available in the exciting world of “makers.”
The concept of a Fab Lab, which emerged from a program at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, provides a space with the means and support for people to design, prototype, and test their ideas by using both high-tech technology and low-tech tools. Today the Fab Lab Network is a global community with more than 1,000 labs around the world providing widespread access to modern means for invention.