“Maker Lab” inaugurated at the National Library of Pakistan to promote STEM
In a development that heralds great news for the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in the country, the U.S. Embassy, together with the National Division of Heritage and Culture, has inaugurated a “Maker Lab” in the premises of the Lincoln Reading Room at the National Library of Pakistan.
The space will be would have will serve as a technology lab that will allow young local STEM enthusiasts and aspiring inventors to hone their knowledge and skills. It will also allow educators to deliver relevant education in a supportive environment.
Created by the Advisor to the Minister of Public Affairs of the Embassy of the United States, Ray Castillo, and Deputy Secretary Muhammad Mureed Rahimoon of the Division of National Heritage and Culture, the “Maker Lab” is one of several technological laboratories in 19 American spaces in Pakistan.
American Spaces in Pakistan leads and promotes STEM programs focused on breakthrough technologies such as robotics, virtual reality, design and 3D printing. With access to a platform that can promote knowledge of this technology, Pakistani innovators and inventors can learn new skills and find solutions to real world problems.
According to Councilor Castillo, the lab will not only allow young people to hone their technological skills, but also strengthen their relations with the United States.
“The Maker Lab at the Lincoln Reading Lounge will be a substantial resource for young leaders looking to hone their technological skills while deepening their relationship with the United States,” he said.
The Maker Lab will host workshops on a multitude of topics, from 3D printers to robotics and basic coding. All of its activities and workshops are open to the public and free.