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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 02 April 2024

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), and the Fab Foundation has announced the official opening of Fab Labs at Fort Valley State University and Florida A&M University (FAMU). These facilities mark a significant step towards advancing STEM education, research and innovation in the middle Georgia and Tallahassee communities.

The labs aim to provide students, faculty and the broader communities with state-of-the-art technology and resources to foster creativity, hands-on learning experiences and entrepreneurial skills. Through this strategic partnership with the Fab Foundation, a renowned leader in digital fabrication and STEM education, Chevron is expanding access to advanced manufacturing tools and technologies that are shaping the future of work.

"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with the Fab Foundation to bring Chevron Fab Labs to Fort Valley State University and FAMU," said Jennifer Michael, Chevron’s Social Investment Manager. "These labs will serve as innovation hubs to empower individuals to harness their creative potential, develop essential STEM skills, and contribute to building a more sustainable and inclusive future. At Chevron, we strive to empower people around the world to achieve their aspirations and meet their full potential. Our partnerships across the globe aim to advance progress and strengthen communities."

Labs open to students and community

The Fab Labs will feature state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters and electronics workstations. Students and community members will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities, including prototyping, digital design, coding, robotics and more.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities are critically important anchors in our U.S. communities, bringing higher education and economic opportunity to individuals who have historically been excluded. They have produced many of this country’s greatest scientists, mathematicians, politicians, advocates for social change and thought leaders,” said Sherry Lassiter, President and CEO of the Fab Foundation. “We are excited to be working with FAMU and FVSU to add to their incredible educational portfolios access to advanced technical tools and education such that their students and communities can participate in creating their own technologies and designing our shared future. Chevron-supported Fab Labs include facilities in the following locations: Bakersfield, Richmond, Santa Clara and Central Coast, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Pascagoula, Mississippi; Houston and Odessa-Midland, Texas. These labs have served thousands of community members.”

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