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Minnesota School’s Fab Lab Is First In the Nation: Mahtomedi High School


Mahtomedi High School Mahtomedi Public School District Mahtomedi, MN 2016 winner: Inspired by a retired engineer who saw a need to prepare students for the good jobs of the future, Mahtomedi High School, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, created the world’s first Fab Lab in a high school. There students use high tech equipment, sophisticated software, and 3D printeres to imagine, design, test, and refine engineering projects. All Mahtomedi HS students take at least oneengineering class and many go on to learn about toy engineering, electrical engineering, and bioengineers. Seniors’ capstone projects include a prosthetic hand, go carts, and a foldable tricycle. The success of the engineering program led district officials to introduce engineering to students at all grade level. Watch a video about the District’s K-12 Engineering program.

Download a transcript of Minnesota School’s Fab Lab Is First in the Nation.
Download Mahtomedi High School’s 2015 National Blue Ribbon School application.

Contact Information
Kathe Nickleby, Principal
8000 75th Street North
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
(651) 762-5800
Website: http://www.highschool.mahtomedi.k12.mn.us/
Email: kathe.nickleby@mahtomedi.k12.mn.us

Student Demographics 2015

Number of students 9 – 12 1,146
Students eligible for subsidized meals   9%
Limited English Proficient students   1%
Students receiving special ed services   7%
Student mobility rate   2%
White students 91%
Hispanic or Latino students   2%
African American students   2%
Native American students   1%
Students of 2 or more races  2%
Average student daily attendance 95%