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Mobile STEM Lab Initiative Announced By ESU 11 For Area School Districts PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:20

ESU 11 is proud to announce a new initiative to bring a mobile STEM lab to area schools. STEM labs are designed to promote creativity and exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Businesses in south central Nebraska are seeing an increased need to fill STEM related positions, so area businesses are stepping up to help develop the local talent-pool. Students will be able to explore potential careers available in south central Nebraska and can learn about the skills businesses seek when filling those STEM related positions.
Modeled after Nebraska Public Power District’s STEM Connections Lab, students will have the opportunity to explore possibilities in a “Makerspace” education environment. This type of open learning environment teaches students the basic functionalities of a system and allows the student to develop their own experiments. ESU 11’s Create, Solve, Innovate (CSI) Labs will consist of 10 unique stations that fit into the themes of “Make It New,” “Make It Do,” “Make An Impact,” or “Make It You.”
The 10 CSI Labs feature various technologies that individual schools may not have access to, such as a 3D printer, a Carvey CNC machine, robotics, virtual reality, sensor stations, a vinyl cutter and more. Each school may reserve the CSI Labs for two weeks of use at their school by contacting ESU 11.

see February 13 Courier for full story

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 13:59