“Maker Lab” inaugurated at the National Library of Pakistan
Islamabad: Adviser 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 inaugurated a “Maker Lab” at Lincoln Reading Lounge of the National Library of Pakistan.
The space will serve as a technology lab that will provide young Pakistani inventors, entrepreneurs and educators with the latest technologies and resources to foster innovation. Established by the United States Embassy in Islamabad in partnership with the National Library of Pakistan, the new Maker Lab is one of several technology labs across 19 US spaces in Pakistan.
American Spaces in Pakistan runs Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs that focus on teaching 21st century technologies like 3D design and printing, robotics, coding, and virtual reality . By familiarizing themselves with technology and developing new skills, Pakistani innovators can find solutions to various real world problems. STEAM programs also allow participants to learn about the latest American innovations in science and technology.
Minister Counselor Castillo said, “The Maker Lab at Lincoln Reading Lounge will be a substantial resource for young leaders seeking to hone their technological skills while deepening their relationship with the United States. “
Maker Lab staff will run workshops on using 3D printers, 3D scanners, basic robotics, virtual reality headsets, coding, and circuits. All Maker Lab activities and programs are free and open to the public.