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Front Page News: “[JMU] X-Labs Counting Down Christmas With Creativity”

12 Days of JMU X-Labs makes it on the front page of the Daily News-Record!

Student uses a screwdriver to shape metal into a cookie cutter
A student shapes metal around her laser-cut wood to make a cookie cutter.
Screenshot of "Among Us" game
Students play "Among Us" online
A student uses a rolling pin to flatten out a sheet of metal
A student uses a rolling pin to flatten out a sheet of metal.

During the 12 days leading up to finals we offered a variety of holiday related Pop-Ups, Open Lab activities, contests, etc. to keep students engaged both kinesthetically and cerebrally, and of course our student interns developed, built and taught the activities to their peers.

Kathleen Shaw from the Daily News-Record caught wind of the excitement and her article appeared on the front page of the November 20, 2020 issue:

“At JMU X-Labs, education and fun go hand in hand as student facilitators and staff guide participants to navigate transdisciplinary programming opportunities for free. To count down the holidays, the exploratory laboratory is celebrating 12 Days of JMU X-Labs with projects including customizing wooden ornaments with a laser and navigating a gingerbread house virtual escape room.”

Continue reading the article online here:

Posted December 7, 2020

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