Mobile “Fab Lab” brings high-tech science experiments to Bucks County schools

This styl­ish car is actu­al­ly a Fabrication Laboratory on wheels that vis­its Bucks County schools every week!

Students at Butler Elementary School had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to build 3D build­ings using com­put­er soft­ware and a laser cut­ter. The “Fab Lab” also deliv­ers 3D print­ers, 3D pens, and more.

The pro­gram was fund­ed by a PAsmart Advancing Grant to pro­vide “STEAM Education on the Go.” It is oper­at­ed by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. The goal is to engage young stu­dents inter­est­ed in sci­ence, engi­neer­ing, and more. They tell us that thou­sands of jobs in Pennsylvania went unfilled in past years due to lack of adults with expe­ri­ence in the industry.