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Fab Lab FAQ Fab Lab FAQ Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. The Fab Charter What is a fab lab? Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication What's in a fab lab? Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared What does the fab lab network provide?

7 Educational Uses for 3D Printing - Getting Smart by Guest Author - EdTech, higher ed, Innovation By Nancy Parker When someone says that they have a 3D printer, many people visualize a printer that produces 3D images on a sheet of paper. In actuality, a 3D printer goes beyond an image on paper and brings the object to life in real 3D. Layer by layer, the 3D printer can replicate images created in CAD programs. Any creation in supported design programs can be brought into the real world. What are some educational values of the 3D printer?

Engineering by Design The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that delivers technological literacy in a STEM context. The model, Engineering byDesign™ is built on the Common Core State Standards ( High School / Middle School), Next Generation Science Standards (K-12), Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA); Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM); and Project 2061, Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS). Additionally, the Program K-12 has been mapped to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering. Using constructivist's models, students participating in the program learn concepts and principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment. Through an integrative STEM environment, EbD™ uses all four content areas as well as English-Language Arts to help students understand the complexities of tomorrow. Mission

FabLab A fab lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication.[1][2] A fab lab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make "almost anything".[3] This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production. While fab labs have yet to compete with mass production and its associated economies of scale in fabricating widely distributed products, they have already shown the potential to empower individuals to create smart devices for themselves. These devices can be tailored to local or personal needs in ways that are not practical or economical using mass production.

Engineering Your Future Ohio Engineering Your Future is a collaborative project between the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati-area high schools and schools across Ohio. This site provides the resources needed to offer the program to high school students. This site contains:Teaching materialsProject materials and lesson plansInstructional videosResource lists to find other topics / projectsOur program differs from other similar efforts in that the materials and projects are adaptable to the particular needs of individual schools and the students they serve. The materials are free and depending on the projects a school wants to implement, costs are minimal. We invite you to explore the site and use the materials. 50 Years Of Urban Growth In Lagos In One Map This is a community post, untouched by our editors. The footprints provide a window into the urbanisation of Lagos, illustrating the story of the social, economic, environmental and political factors that have reciprocally shaped the city. The footprints are gathered from various data sources. Click the image for higher definition version: Source: Until around the 1940s the city of Lagos was still very much concentrated on the island of Isale Eko and Ikoyi, By 1960, urban development had become established on the mainland spurred by the planned colonial developments in the 1930s of Apapa GRA (Government Reserve Area, up until 1960 called European Reserve Area), Ikeja GRA, the Ebute Metta street grid aligned to the railway line, and on the other side of the tracks Surulere which was built to rehouse people from a hugely unsuccessful slum clearance on Isale Eko (the cleared land remains empty up until today).

The Simple Idea behind This Mind-Blowing 3D Interactive Sandbox Playing in the sandbox used to be my favorite activity as a small child. I remember making pretend volcanos, rivers, lakes, and tunnels in the sand. Well, researchers at UC Davis have come up with a way to bring those imaginary landscapes to life with interactive 3D projection technology. The results are simply breath-taking! When you were a kid, did your sandbox have active volcanoes? This amazing interactive sandbox responds to your actions, and can be built at home using common-place technology.

NOVA Education Common House Dust Could Contain Cancer-Causing Molecules For scientists, dust is a goldmine of information about the chemicals we encounter every day. From NOVA Next | Jan 9, 2017 CRISPR and Stem Cells Could Speed Studies of Rare Diseases Too much genetic information can complicate diagnoses for some deadly diseases, but a new technique using CRISPR and stem cells could change that. FabLab@School FabLab@School is a growing network of educational digital fabrication labs that put cutting-edge technology for design and construction -- such as 3D printers and laser cutters -- into the hands of middle and high school students. TLTL researchers have spent the last years developing low-cost tools, a curriculum, and a rigorous teacher-preparation program. The labs are the proving ground for much of the research going on in TLTL.

Harvard STEM Teaching Videos Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Mary Lord Looking for a way to make probability come to life in your multicultural math class and assess which students “got it?” How about a fun activity that gives high-school students a hands-on feel for fundamental calculus concepts and also meets state content standards? The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for for Astrophysics has compiled a digital video library full of curriculum-enhancing lessons, assessment tools, and case studies - all developed and used by teachers in their classrooms.

Lagos of the future: Megacity's ambitious plans For decades, residents in Makoko have boarded wooden canoes to navigate through a labyrinth of narrow waterways crisscrossing a floating shanty town perched on stilts above Lagos Lagoon's murky canals. Lacking access to basic infrastructure, including clean drinking water, electricity and waste disposal, and prone to severe environmental and health hazards, Makoko is one of the many chaotic human settlements that have sprouted in Lagos in recent years. Its makeshift shacks shelter thousands of people fighting for space in one the world's most crowded cities. But in late July, scores of Makoko dwellers were left homeless after Lagos authorities swooped into the low-lying coastal community and demolished many of the community's houses and other illegal structures.

MASTER Tools Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities.