Welcome to the Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab
In 2019, Chevron partnered with the Fab Foundation and provided funding to bring the Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab to Monterey County, hosted by the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE). MCOE partners with Hartnell Community College and California State University Monterey Bay to align programs and services and better serve Monterey County youth.
Chevron has partnered with the Fab Foundation since 2014, launching fab labs and mobile fab labs across the United States to support STEM education. Chevron’s support of Fab Labs, with their suite of digital fabrication tools and prototyping machines, foster innovation, learning and invention and are inspiring young people across the United States, to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab is fully equipped with the tools and software needed to support immersive STEM learning experiences. Students engage in learning and play through project-based, digital design and fabrication processes that celebrate creativity and problem-solving. The Mobile Fab Lab has the capacity to bring industry grade equipment and learning expertise to any location and inspire children and adults to invent and innovate in any environment.
The Fab Lab provides access to hands-on and inquiry-driven experiences specially designed for middle school students across our county! We invite you to join the Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab at community events in the local area. Check back soon to learn more about our official Fab Lab launch party coming soon.
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to inspire and support students to become innovative thinkers and problem solvers. Our vision is to create a community of learners who are passionate about exploring the world of S.T.E.A.M. and making a positive impact on society.
The Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab offers a dynamic platform for individuals passionate about STEAM education to get involved and make a real impact. For those looking to give back to the community, volunteering at the Fab Lab provides a wonderful opportunity to inspire young minds, share knowledge, and foster creativity. Aspiring professionals seeking hands-on experience can explore the enriching internships available, where they can collaborate with skilled mentors and contribute to cutting-edge projects. Additionally, the Fab Lab's commitment to service learning allows students to combine classroom knowledge with real-world application, engaging in meaningful projects that benefit both themselves and their communities. Through these multifaceted opportunities, the Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab empowers a diverse group of individuals to embrace STEAM education and become catalysts for innovation and positive change.--