The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced that Wauwatosa East High School is the recipient of a $25k state grant to fund the renovation of its Technology + Engineering space - also referred to as a fabrication laboratory or “fab lab” facility - which will equip students with essential skills for the 21st century’s global economy.
Including Wauwatosa East, 31 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of $693,200 in Fab Lab grants this year to establish or expand their fab labs.
WEDC’s Fab Labs Grant Program is designed to support hands-on learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) by assisting public school districts with equipment purchases such as 3D printers, laser engravers, computer numerical control routers and plasma cutters for instructional and educational purposes.
Renderings of the renovation appear below and illustrate the Fab Lab entry and classroom.
View of Fab Lab entry from outside the space
View of Fab Lab entry from inside the classroom
Wide view of Fab Lab classroom