Share Paper: FabNet Invention Kit Symposium: Part 2

  1. Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States
  2. David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States
  3. Denise Crawford-Schmidt, Iowa State University, United States
  4. Hoffman Matthew, National Museum of American History, United States
  5. Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States
  6. Nigel Standish, University of Virginia, United States
  7. Roger Wagner,, United States
Wednesday, March 8 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Capitol North

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 ...