Fab Lab El Paso is set to host their first inaugural STEM Luncheon featuring keynote speakers Emma Schwartz and Gustavo Arriaga and the first public viewing of the trailer for Fab Lab’s documentary: “Disrupted Borders.”
The film, which tells the story of two extraordinary students, won 2nd place at Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Pitch Competition and a mentorship package from PBS.
Project FABLE, an incubator for student projects that use makerspace tools to help improve quality of life for disabled or differently able individuals, was born.
Fab Lab El Paso is a 501(c)3 non-profit makerspace and education lab with core missions of democratizing access to digital fabrication tools, supporting K-12 with hands-on, creative STEM workshops, and training new collar workforce for building 21st-century economies.
Over the past five years, they have given students hands-on experience with design, engineering, and manufacturing.
One such student is Wendy. She is a long-time maker and aspiring engineer who tinkers with upcycled materials salvaged from discarded electronics. After joining the Fab Lab as a volunteer, she was inspired to design and fabricate prostheses for her best friend Shelly, a talented artist, who has double limb deficiencies.
In December 2019, Fab Lab’s inaugural 2019 STEM Luncheon will aim to raise funding from local leaders and stakeholders for Wendy to complete the protheses prototype for Shelly and for the production of “Disrupted Borders,” which is currently in development.
Emma Schwartz, President of Medical Center of the Americas, will deliver a keynote followed by Dr. Gustavo Arriaga, Regional Manager of Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS.
Fab Lab is inviting supporters to join them at Hotel Indigo on December 12, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM for opening remarks, talks, exclusive film trailer viewing followed by small plates tapas lunch catered by Mamacitas Restaurant, and networking.
Tickets may be purchased on the Fab Lab website.