Endress+Hauser inaugurated its Design and Innovation Studio, a center equipped with Industry 4.0 technology and STEM-learning opportunities for K-8 students, as well as applications for high school students.

The process automation manufacturer opened the facility in partnership with Purdue Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC). The center in Greenwood, Ind., offers 3D printing, robotics, engineering and science modules, and coding.

“This Design and Innovation Studio provides our organization the opportunity to create career and early STEM awareness for younger students,” said Nicole Otte, director of workforce development, Endress+Hauser. “We look forward to partnering with local educators to integrate this studio into their curriculum.”  

In addition to opening the Design and Innovation Studio at the Endress+Hauser location, the two organizations were able to fund a similar studio in Johnson County, Ind.

Sascha Harrell, director of education and workforce for IN-MaC, said, “This collaboration is designed for students and teachers to gain skills required to succeed in the innovation-focused 21st century, learn more about STEM careers, challenge their understanding of the industry, and leverage their interests to inspire participation and prepare youth for future jobs.”