The Micron Foundation presented a $75,000 sponsorship for the Tinker Shop at the Children’s Science Center Lab located in the Fair Oaks Mall.
The Tinker Shop area is designed to inspire future makers and engineers by providing opportunities to make, create, build, test, deconstruct, and rebuild. Sample activities include exploring circuitry and robotics, taking apart electronics, creating simple and chain reaction machines, and building and testing objects and aerodynamics.
“Micron is proud to sponsor the Tinker Shop to inspire creativity and engineering skills needed for the workforce in Northern Virginia and beyond,” said Dee Mooney, Executive Director of the Micron Foundation.
Opening this summer, the 5,400 square feet lab at Fair Oaks Mall will be the region’s first interactive museum where families and school groups can explore STEM concepts through hands-on activities. The site’s programming areas include: Inspiration Hub, Tinker Shop, Experiment Bar, Discovery Zone and a multipurpose space nicknamed the Garage.
“The Children’s Science Center is thrilled to deepen our relationship with Micron as we open our first physical site this summer at the Lab,” said Children’s Science Center Executive Director Nene Spivy. “We appreciate Micron’s ongoing leadership and commitment to STEM education in Northern Virginia.”
Learn more at www.childsci.org.