FAB Foundation Teachers Studio
The Fab Foundation emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms Fab Lab Program with a mission to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. Community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit concerns are our primary beneficiaries. The Foundation has three programmatic focus: education, organizational capacity building and services, and business opportunity. Foundation educational programs and services include bringing digital fabrication tools and processes to people of all ages, teaching the skills and knowledge of digital fabrication, developing curriculum for formal and informal educational settings, as well as designing and offering professional development training programs for teachers, fab lab managers and other professionals. We offer advanced technical education through the Fab Academy which provides instruction and supervises investigation of mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication. The FABLAB Studio is bringing together a community of practice to create shared resources of effective materials and teaching strategies based on hands-on learning and digital fabrication for STEM educators in the U.S. and around the world — a platform for scaling best practices in these trans-disciplinary learning environments. Visit the FABLAB Studio to learn more and access a wealth of FAB and Maker resources.