To support our commitment to innovation and global collaboration, STEM Collegiate High School will feature Alberta’s second Fab Lab, a future-focused platform for project-based, hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
The Fab Lab program emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), a cross-campus program that works to merge the digital world with the physical world. As a part of this program, our digital fabrication facility will be linked to 2,000 labs in over 120 countries, allowing students to collaborate with their global peers.
These digital fabrication laboratories help inspire people to turn ideas into new prototypes by giving them access to a wide range of advanced digital manufacturing technology. Fab Lab equipment includes 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, a vinyl cutter, and a variety of robotics, sensors, and electronic components.
To support global connections, Fab Labs are connected by similar processes and equipment. A student in Kenya, Egypt or Finland can upload their project to the network, to be accessed by a student in Edmonton. Read more about the international network of Fab Labs at https://fabfoundation.org/