Fab Foundation: Washington and Barcelona! / by Iris Cutler

by Sherry Lassiter

Fab Foundation goes to Washington! In April the USA Science and Engineering Festival  was held in Washington, DC and attended by more than 300,000 youngsters, parents, educators, funders and policy makers.  In partnership with Chevron, Project Lead the Way and Fab Lab DC, Fab Foundation hosted a plethora of STEM and digital fabrication demonstrations and hands-on fab activities for young participants.  The Foundation is now planning and working on demonstrations and the White House Maker Faire to be held this June.  We'll be taking MIT's mobile fab lab to the White House and featuring a bunch of fab demonstrations on the South Lawn.

FF is in the throes of planning the fab lab international meeting, FAB10  in Barcelona, July 2-8.   This theme is FAB cities and we've invited mayors, policy-makers and people involved in city governance to participate in the academic symposium on July 7 around the idea of sustainable cities.  Cambridge City Council will be represented in the Symposium's governance panel.

The Mobile fab lab may also visit Cambridge City Hall this summer for a few weeks.  Stay tuned...