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1 EDUCATION High Schools and K-12 work Nick DiGiorgio, Frosti Gislason Professional Development Pieter Tolmay, Nick Digiorgio Education Research Paulo Blikstein Informal Education Katie Rast, Rabiah Mayas Fab Academy: the longer term vision Tomas Diez and Anna Kaziunas France

2 Formal K-12 3 models: Field Trips (Iceland) Project-based curriculum/Capstones Mobile fab lab First data from MC2STEM High Schools: 98% of the students who started in grade 9 graduated, 97% going on to further education- -many in STEM disciplines.

3 Professional Development 2-3 people, long hours, intensive sessions Students teaching the teachers Project development for curricular approach Project development for curricular approach- allows fab approach to scale 1 teacher = 40 more students Sustainability approach as well

4 Education Research Current approaches bleed creativity out of students3700 students excited about STEM, by grade 6 only 920K interested, only 62K graduate as engineers Interest in science in grade 8 best predictor for STEM Careers Empowerment after making something

5 Informal Education San Diego outreach San Diego curriculum modules San Diego kits for Ed

6 Informal Education MSI networking with Maker Spaces, Hacker Spaces, etc. to extend fab outreach and experience After-school clubs (12-week modules) Saturday youth development program ( k modules) Museum guests (general public; short engagements) Online community for users (FabOnline)

7 Fab Academy


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