Friday, August 7, 2015

Fab11 Committee work and Report Out

Friday started off with a panel that included the US Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, Representative Bill Foster PhD physicist who set up Fermilab, and Rush Holt, CEO for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Executive publisher for Science family of journals.

Fri - Conversations: Making Policy from Fab 11 on Vimeo.

This was followed by a review of the work of the various FabLab committees over the past year, as a precursor to meeting with those interested in a topic to plan the goals for the upcoming year.

Current state of the Fab Lab Network:

Fri - State of the Fab Lab Network from Fab 11 on Vimeo.

The committees met after lunch, and then reported back with their specific goals. I went to the education committee which focused on two areas, the educational outreach to teachers / schools / students and the education through Fab Academy, and the second part was on the development of the How to Grow Anything academy component.
It was a real discussion and collaborative process and we returned with some concrete steps with which to move forward.

Here is the afternoon report out of the committees:

Fri - Workshop Reports from Fab 11 on Vimeo.

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