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VW eLab Specialist wins Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Innovation Award for Education

Chattanooga Times Free Press

October 24, 2018

The VW eLab and Chris Seanard of Dalewood Middle School received the Educator Innovation Award presented by the Chattanooga 2.0 Action Team. It recognized creativity and innovations in the classroom.

Gov. Haslem Drops by for Volkswagen eLab Ribbon Cutting

WDEF News 12

August 22, 2018

“This is a great example of business and government and foundations all coming together to create something, and this is about innovation. You know, it’s hard for any of us to say here’s exactly what the future is going to look like, but what they’re doing here in Hamilton county schools’ doing is helping teach kids to be innovators,” Gov. Haslam said.

Chattanooga Times Free Press

August 22, 2018

Hamilton County Schools leaders, elected officials, Volkswagen representatives and community members gathered alongside Gov. Bill Haslam to launch a digital fabrication lab at Hixson Middle School on Tuesday.

The lab is the 16th Volkswagen "eLab" to be built in a Hamilton County public school in the past two years. The labs are filled with tools such as 3-D printers, routers that can cut metal and wood, laser cutters and more for students to use.

WTVC News 9

August 22, 2018

Volkswagen America says the e-Lab programs are part of a one-million-dollar donation by VW Chattanooga and the state. It helps students get hands-on learning in a different environment.

"This is a great example of businesses and schools coming together," Governor Haslam said. "It's hard for us to say this is what the future will look. what they're doing at Hamilton County schools is teach kids to be innovators."

WRCB News 3

August 22, 2018

Tuesday, Governor Bill Haslam, Mayor Jim Coppinger and Mayor Andy Berke joined students, parents and community leaders for the ribbon cutting.

The eLab at Hixson Middle School is one of eight being launched in Hamilton County schools this year.

8 More Tennessee schools chosen for VW eLabs project

WTVC/Associated Press

January 30, 2018

Eight more Tennessee schools have been chosen to receive digital fabrication equipment as part of the Volkswagen eLabs initiative. The program provides students access to digital fabrication tools including automated manufacturing equipment, programmable microcomputers, renewable energy kits, 3D printers, laser cutters and other technologies.

Volkswagen announces 8 more HCDE schools to receive VW eLabs

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Megan Mangrum

January 30, 2018

Can a go-kart run off solar power? Can a water filtration system be created that does not require electricity? Can a horse use a prosthetic leg? Those aren't questions being asked by professional engineers and scientists. They are questions that have been asked — and answered — in eight Volkswagen eLabs in Hamilton County Schools.

Eight Volkswagen eLabs open in Hamilton County Schools

By WTVC

September 05, 2017

Volkswagen Chattanooga and the Hamilton County Department of Education opened the Volkswagen eLab at Sale Creek Middle School on Tuesday. Hamilton County officials say they want students to be be more career-ready by helping them be on the cutting edge of technology.

Ribbon Cutting for Volkswagen eLab at Sale Creek Middle High School

By Collins Parker, WDEF

September 05, 2017

Volkswagen eLabs, will give students access to science labs with rapid prototyping technologies (renewable energy components, laser cutters, CNC routers, 3D printers, robotics, microcomputers, and vinyl cutters). There are now eight such labs in Hamilton County Schools.

Volkswagen eLabs Open in Eight Hamilton County Schools

By Kimberly Sebring, Chattanooga Times Freepress

September 05, 2017

Volkswagen Chattanooga announced Tuesday that eight of its 16 eLabs are now fully operational in Hamilton County schools.

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