The Southern Door School District was recently awarded a state grant through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help fund new fabrication laboratory facilities. The district was awarded $25,000 to expand its equipment in the elementary and middle school fabrication labs. Southern Door is one of 28 school districts across the state being awarded a total of over $635,000 in “fab lab” grants this year to establish or expand their labs. This Fab Lab Grant Program is designed to support hands-on learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics by assiting with the purchase of 3D printers, laser engravers, computer numerical control routers, and plasma cutters for instructional and educational purposes. Improved fabrication labs are better equipped to benefit individual students, school districts, the surrounding community, and Wisconsin’s economy as a whole.