By Tim Kowols
Southern Door High School’s fabrication laboratory received a big boost when it received a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Tuesday. The grant was one of 21 different grants being awarded by the WEDC to school districts statewide on Wisconsin Fab Lab Day. WEDC Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Aaron Hager says he was impressed with the commitment the community was making for its area’s kids.
Southern Door principal Steve Bousley says improving the fab lab will be great for its students and the local business community.
The evolution of the Southern Door Fab and Innovation Lab will take place over 15 phases, with the WEDC grant going towards new equipment. The lab currently houses a 3-D printer, laser engraver, and vinyl printer.