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Northland Pines School District gets ready for Fab LabSubmitted: 11/28/2016
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Northland Pines School District gets ready for Fab Lab
EAGLE RIVER - Earlier this year the state gave out grants to 25 schools for Fabrication Laboratories. One school in the Northwoods plans to have its new Fab Lab up and running by January.

The Northland Pines School District has been busy getting the Fab Lab ready. The school has paid attention to every last detail, redoing everything from the flooring to the paint color on the doors. 

The school isn't sure if it will design any classes specific to the Fab Lab yet, but it plans to have students of all grades use it. 

"We'll run a lot of our classes through here at various times," said Northland Pines Middle School Principal Dan Marien. "Obviously the tech ed classes will be here more often, but we're gonna run all the way down to kindergarten classes. You know the teacher will bring them over here and they're going to work on projects, and it's gonna be really exciting," 

Tech ed teacher Josh Fuller thinks the Fab Lab will provide a unique opportunity for students.

"It's gonna give students the freedom and the creativity to make really anything they can come up with, as long as they understand the design process and they understand how to make ideas using the software that we have," Fuller said. "We have an output system where we have a way to make something that they can actually hold in their hands when they're done."

Both Fuller and Marien say they are grateful for the community effort that helped secure the grant.

Marien added that the Fab Lab will be open for public use in the future. 


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