A major donation from the Microsoft community Empowerment Fund will establish a new maker’s laboratory in the Science Center of Iowa (SCI).

Microsoft donated $225,000 to develop the Innovation Lab, a technology tools-focused space to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), SCI said in a statement. The laboratory is expected to open by the end of 2018.

“We hope the Innovation Lab is an inspiration to the next generation of creators and innovators in our midst,” said Ed Belcastro, Datacenter Operations Manager at Microsoft Corp.