College of Alameda ‘Fab Lab’ Opening Event Today


On Thursday, Sept. 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. College of Alameda celebrated the opening of its new “Fab Lab” (fabrication laboratory) located at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy., Room D102, on the school’s campus. 

In partnership with California Community College (CCC) Maker, the college built a 1,900-square-foot space where students can experiment with tools, resources and technology, using traditional and advanced manufacturing equipment. The lab provides tools to make almost anything. 

Attendees of the event were able to check out the makerspace and interact with students, faculty and staff, along with local makers and manufacturers. Billie and Pat Duffey performed live acoustic music.

CCC Maker, Fireside Lounge and Rock Wall Wine Company helped sponsor the event. To find out more, write