EnCube Labs’ programs teach students to think like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
The Makerfest program, for example, gives students intense exposure to the process of innovation through activities in:
- Fundamentals of Physical Design & Fabrication
- Basics of Electronics and Coding
- Project Challenge Definition
- Project Solution Ideation
- Digital Fabrication
- Prototype Demonstration and Presentation
Students also learn soft skills such as confidence, STEM interest, self-reliance, hard work.
From a longer-term perspective, Encube Labs shows kids that they can participate and have a place at the economic table; inspires educational aspirations, and gives them employable skills. Our highest level goals for the program include employability for participants, ability to improve their family’s and community’s economic standings; workforce preparation/participation; and regional eco-system stability.
Resources Required to host an EnCube Labs Program
- As program host, you provide the “lab” space, enrollee recruitment, food, and equipment
(budgeted into program fees; purchase list provided), as well as photographic permissions.
Students will need laptops pre-loaded with two free applications
(only one laptop needed per every 2-3 students; app download directions provided).
- The lead-coach
- 1 mentor per every 20 students
- Curriculum & customized project assignments.
Special note to the extent possible, when recruiting & selecting students to attend the event, we recommend the following guidelines:
- Students from all academic years of study or corporate departments
- Students from all disciplines of study
- Equal gender presence
- As much racial and ethnic diversity as possible