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Fab Lab Brings Innovation and Hands-on Learning to CSUB

Chevron Grant Provides Access to Cutting-Edge
Science and Technology Tools

CSUB Fab Lab Logo - Made Possible by Chevron

CSU Bakersfield is proud to announce the opening of a Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab) at the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering.  The Fab Lab, made possible by Chevron and The Fab Foundation, offers K-12 students and the community hands-on, project-based learning opportunities.

The CSUB Fab Lab, which features digital fabrication tools and prototyping machines, is the first of ten workspaces to open as a result of a Chevron commitment to bring Fab Labs to areas where the company operates.

“CSUB has been a center for STEM education in Kern County for almost half a century,” said Dr. Anne Houtman, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at CSUB. “The debut of the Fab Lab at CSUB highlights our continued commitment to lifelong learning for better lives and better careers.”

Open to both students and the community, the CSUB Fab Lab will offer opportunities to use laser cutters, machinery for creating circuit boards and precision parts, and a suite of programming tools.

“We are excited to partner with these world-class organizations to open this state-of-the-art Fab Lab here at CSUB,” said Blair Blackwell, manager of corporate education programs at Chevron. “Investing in STEM is a national imperative and we at Chevron are dedicated to working with our partners to provide cutting-edge tools that foster innovation for the benefit of K-12 students around the country.”

Grand Opening Details

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the CSUB Fab Lab on Wednesday, Sep. 24 at 4 p.m. Members of the media are invited for a preview tour and media availability at 3pm. The CSUB Fab Lab is located in the Engineering Modular Buildings, with parking in lots G or H (

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