Well, last week offered another very unique experience for me, this time in the Fab Lab. Representatives of the Sargento company stopped by to pick up a guitar that they had “commissioned” by the Fab Lab as part of a project to support STEM experiences for young people. Where do I begin? STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A key goal of the Fab Lab is to introduce STEM fields to young people throughout the region, by getting their hands on specific projects like building an electric guitar. Students design the guitar, fabricate the various elements, build the electronic components, and apply the finishes. Some amazing guitars have been produced in the Fab Lab thus far, and just imagine what is learned along the way!
The Sargento guitar is pretty spectacular as you can see in the photo included here. The “cheesy” design seems quite appropriate and I can tell you that these company reps were elated by the guitar that was presented to them. Thanks to Sargento’s support, more young people will be able to participate in upcoming guitar building sessions, a couple of which are scheduled to run this summer. We plan to offer this type of corporate sponsorship that involves a custom-designed guitar to other companies as well. Perhaps Sargento’s experience will get this trend rolling.
If you’d like more information on this corporate sponsorship opportunity or the upcoming guitar building classes, let me know.