Friday Night Lab
"Where no idea is a bad idea!"
Friday Night Lab, or FNL for short, is an open maker space offered weekly on Friday evenings at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. This cross disciplinary effort is designed to complement and enhance the current Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) programs provided here at COS.
Note: Parking permits are not required after 5:00 pm on Fridays.
FNL provides a safe environment that enables students to develop the creative and soft skills required to work in a real-world collaborative setting.
Access to the engineering and computer lab on Friday after classes.
Weekly presentations/hands-on, skill-building workshops on relevant STEM industry standards and practices.
Opportunity for outreach, networking and resume-building activities.
Resources that enable general research experience for COS students.
In general, Friday Night Lab takes a coordinated approach to exposing participants to real-world skills not typically addressed in the academic environment. FNL facilitates presentations, events, and collaborative activities. A centralized hub with a diverse set of tech interests and meetups drives engagement in tech.
STEM Research @COS
Real-world industry inspired projects.
Personal, lasting connections with COS STEM students.
Genuine interest and enthusiasm.
Friday Night Lab has a 7 year tradition of ringing the bell for significant steps toward project completion, including completing a project or showcasing it at an event. This tradition gives students a goal to work towards and recognition for their hard work.