“Fab Lab” By Greenbelt Magazine
PCS EdventuresLab was so excited to be featured in Greenbelt Magazine’s May issue!
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Discovering PCS Edventures has been like finding a gold nugget in your own backyard. The company began here 25 years ago, is publically traded, its products are used internationally and in all 50 states at over 6000 sites. Yet it’s thrived just outside local consciousness. CEO, Robert Grover, acknowledges that more people outside of Idaho know of his company than inside. Since the company’s beginning in the 1980s, he adds, PCS has gone through several iterations. It’s beginning, however, perfectly expresses the company’s purpose and vision.
What sparked PCS Edventures to life in 1986 was a teacher’s discontent with the status quo in local schools. Patrick McShane, discouraged by the lack of robotics and real, hands-on building and designing for curious, technology-bent students motivated him to open his home garage in Nampa for an after-school program. PCS or “Patrick’s Computer School” burgeoned, drawing many students and volunteers. The school soon transferred to a larger site at a local business complex, then to Northwest Nazarene University. An investor group, believing the program could be franchised, gave seed money. A Boise Lab was opened, and the business began to grow.”
To read the full article, visit the Greenbelt Magazine website!