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Congressman Foster Promotes Science, Innovation with Fab Lab at JJC

Congressman Foster Promotes Science, Innovation with Fab Lab at JJC

As part of his initiative to increase interest in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), Congressman Bill Foster (D-11) visited Joliet Junior College on Monday, Aug. 12 to launch the Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory where children and adults can invent, design and manufacture a prototype of nearly any kind of product they can imagine. The Fab Lab, which was open to the public for three days on the JJC Main Campus, was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Bits and Atoms. It features rapid prototyping technology such as 3-D printers that allows the user to design and develop a prototype of anything from a keychain to a robot. Fab...

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