FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to visit GC

GARDEN CITY — Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland is bringing the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to Garden City next week, offering students the opportunity to experience actual and virtual tools used in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers across the country.

WSU Tech and Goodwill Industries of Kansas collaborated to develop the learning lab, a 40-foot trailer that travels throughout the state of Kansas. The lab will capture the interest of all ages through exploration of STEM education using virtual reality, information technology and hands-on experiences and challenges.

The FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab will be set up at the Clarion Inn parking lot, 1911 Kansas Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Adults, non-members and members are welcome.

Students will be able to use equipment such as a virtual welder to simulate metal repairs/fabrication, a virtual painter to get a sense for aviation/automotive commercial coatings, and actual tools used in aircraft fabrication.

The lab also carries a set of zSpace 3D computers which provide students a virtual learning environment in which to do experiments and challenges.

For more information about WSU Tech and the Mobile Learning Lab, visit: https://wsutech.edu/future-maker-lab/