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DML Competition 3 Winners

Fab@School: A Digital Fabrication Laboratory for the Classroom

Project Description:
Fab@School introduces K-12 students to the excitement and power of mathematical analysis and modeling, digital fabrication, and engineering by encouraging imaginative and collaborative experimentation, invention, design, and creation. Adapting a low-cost open-source emergent digital fabrication system for school use, Fab@School provides students the satisfying experience of taking their concepts-from geometric structures to simple machines to usable products-from mind's eye to physical form. A complementary curriculum aligned with school standards fosters the further development of STEM skills by posing challenges and presenting models that spur inquiry and inspire students' original designs.
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Project Leadership:
  • Glen Bull
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
Project Collaborators:
  • Pam Moran, Albemarle County Public Schools
  • Gary Marks, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
  • Kendall Starkweather, International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA)
  • Hod Lipson, Cornell University
  • Dave Burghardt, Hofstra University
  • Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas
  • Jim French, University of Virginia
  • Peggy Healy Stearns, Educational Software Design
  • Paul Reynolds, FableVision Learning
  • Jack Minsky, Software MacKiev
  • Terry Markwart, Canon, U.S.A.
  • Nick Sanham, Aspex Learning
  • Kirk Pead, Silhouette Learning
  • Chuck Reitzell, Graphtec America