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Baxter Innovation Lab
Promoting hands-on design and innovation for students, teachers and professionals.


Contribute to the Lab

To be successful, the lab relies on volunteer mentors, a community advisory committee and ongoing contributions.

Volunteer Mentors

Engineers, technicians, makers, tinkerers are needed and welcome to help at the lab. We welcome your expertise and knowledge. Volunteers should be willing to undergo general shop safety training as well as customer service. We ask that volunteers work a minimum of 2-3 hours per week, on average. In return, volunteers will get access to the lab for personal use during general open hours.

Community Advisory Committee

The lab relies on input from its Community Advisory Committee to provide up-to-date equipment, training, facilities, and programming. The committee meets once per semester (twice per year), and is made up of representatives from the following groups:

  • CLC students
  • CLC staff/faculty
  • Community users: business
  • Community users: clubs/teams
  • Community users: individuals
  • K-12 teachers/administrators
  • Community libraries
  • CLC Explore
  • CLC WPDI

If you are interested in serving on the advisory committee, contact us for more information and the time/date of the next meeting.

Make a Donation

Bringing the lab from idea to reality takes an ongoing investment.

We are asking for support in this initiative that will benefit Lake County residents and employers. There are two ways to provide support:

  • Provide a one-time donation of money or equipment.
  • Become a partner institution and provide ongoing financial support

Your support of the lab as a corporate partner is tax deductible. Donors will receive benefits based on varying levels of contribution, including:

  • Inclusion on the lab's website and preferred access as the opportunity for business use opens up beyond the initial development phase.

To donate, make your donation through the CLC Foundation. In the field “Please Direct My Gift To,” type “Fab Lab.” Donate Now