Wednesday, March 8
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Capitol North

FabNet Invention Kit Symposium: Part 1

Symposium ID: 50767
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    Glen Bull
    University of Virginia
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    David Slykhuis
    James Madison University
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    Denise Crawford-Schmidt
    Iowa State University
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    Hoffman Matthew
    National Museum of American History
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    Tandra Tyler-Wood
    University of North Texas
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    Nigel Standish
    University of Virginia
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    Roger Wagner

Abstract: A national Fabrication Network (FabNet) that includes the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) as well as a number of other institutions ( is collaborating with the Smithsonian Institution to develop a series of FabNet Invention Kits that enable students to use school makerspaces to reconstruct key inventions in history. The goal of the project is to fulfill the mission of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History by “helping people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future.” To that end, FabNet Invention Kits are designed to allow students to understand the process of invention and innovation from a historic perspective while encouraging students to become inventors themselves.

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