Milwaukee Public Schools holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for GE Innovation Labs

August 5, 2021

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On Monday, July 26, 2021, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the GE Foundation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Andrew S. Douglas Middle School, 3620 N. 18th Street, marking the in-person opening of six digital fabrication labs within the district.

The GE Innovation Labs will serve as a place for MPS students to learn, create, play and invent utilizing problem-solving skills, teamwork, and tools for authentic problems. The labs will inspire and prepare MPS students for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-driven and innovative future. The GE Innovation Labs are a part of the final phase of the GE Foundation’s 2011 grant to MPS.

Present at the ribbon cutting ceremony were, MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, Andrew S. Douglas Middle School Principal Zerda Q. Palmer, and GE Women’s Health and X-Ray CEO Agnes Berzsenyi. Immediately following the press conference, a tour of the fabrication lab took place, and students demonstrated equipment and worked on projects.