Professor Averil Macdonald, on behalf of WISE, provided advice and guidance on the PhabLabs 4.0 European Project in terms of engaging more girls into the Fab Labs.
The concept of PHABLABS 4.0 is based on combining the World of Photonics with the growing creative eco- system of existing Fab Labs. A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication. A Fab Lab is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”. Joining forces of top experts from 13 European photonics institutes and STEM-oriented organizations with Fab Lab stakeholders, PHABLABS 4.0 has delivered 33 Photonics workshops, 11 Photonics Challengers and Photonics Toolkits for three different target groups (young minds 10-14y, students 15-18y and young professionals +18y).
For more information, please visit: http://www.phablabs.eu.
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