Washington Island School Receives Fab Lab Grant

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation together announced eighteen Wisconsin school districts will be awarded a total of over $493,000 in fab lab grants to help train students in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. These fab lab grants will fund their further preparation for careers using advanced technologies. A fab lab, short for fabrication laboratory, is a high-tech workshop with computer-controlled manufacturing components like 3-D printers, laser engravers, computer numerical control routers, and plasma cutters. One of those eighteen school districts is in Door County, as the Washington Island district is receiving a grant for $25,000.
Each of the 18 school districts must provide matching funds equal to half of the award. As a result of these grants, this year the schools and the state will together will invest at least $750,000 in fab lab equipment in K through 12 schools across the state.

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