Investigating Simple Machines in the LabThe Learning Lab is used year-round for school group visits, after school workshops and other STEM related activities. Our student interns in the Working Machine Shop serve as mentors to the younger students in the lab and help devise projects for them to work on. Our workforce initiatives offer internships and connect schools to manufacturing. Our Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space celebrates the best of traditional and emerging technologies. Together these initiatives and this lab help us to fulfill our mission: To capture the imaginations of young and old with the spirit of innovation, problem solving and design demonstrated through the dynamic story of the machines and people which form the foundation and future of manufacturing in America. Follow the Learning Lab blog to find out more about what we are doing and why.