Learning Labs are held in partnership with schools and community organizations and create opportunities for children and teens to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers through hands-on projects and design-thinking methodology.
The opportunities are designed to engage students in making, designing, failing, fixing, and ultimately having fun. Learning Labs are grounded in critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving and require perseverance and collaboration helping the student build transferable skills that extend beyond the classroom walls to relevant day-to-day experiences.
Here at Generator our series of labs include:
Maker Labs are about exposure. During these sessions students get their hands on the materials, tools, and software, and make a product.
Design Labs build on Maker Labs and incorporate design thinking and collaborative problem solving. During these sessions students will engage with the design thinking process and use the appropriate software and tools to prototype and produce personal work.
Fab Labs take the process one step further by incorporating a client or manufacturing partner. During these sessions students will jump into the engineering and development deep end by working with a client or partner to design and fabricate a product that meets the needs of a specific project brief.