Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication: Why Your School District Should Take Notice

Program Details:    Digital fabrication will change the world (including secondary education!)

Topics include:

  • Why should your school system establish a "Fab Lab"?
  • Building momentum (and understanding) with teachers and the community.
  • Important stages in the development of a fabrication laboratory.
  • Now we have a Fab do we use it to enhance learning?
  • How can my school build/engage in/with a regional network?

Why should Superintendents, Principals, Curriculum Directors, and Tech Ed Instructors attend?

  • Digital fabrication is changing manufacturing operations and will also affect retail systems.
  • STEM education will also need to change
  • Digital fabrication will change the employment outlook for your students.
  • This workshop will provide you with access to startup tools.


  • Scott Simenson, Director of the Digital Fabrications Lab, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Mike Cropp, Manager for the Discovery Center Fab Lab, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Silvia Tiala, Assistant Professor, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Sherry Lassiter, Program Manager for the Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

Program Dates/Times: October 25, 2013, or December 6, 2013, from 10:15 am - 2:45 pm

Program Location: 132 Applied Arts, 414 13th Avenue East, Menomonie, Wisconsin


$150/participant (includes breaks, lunch, instructional materials and .4 CEUs)


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