U.S. Embassy opens manufacturing lab at Pakistan National Library


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 the Lincoln Reading Lounge in 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, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy.

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 . 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 circuitry. All Maker Lab activities and programs are free and open to the public.


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