Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Over the last two years, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has invested more than $1 million to help public school districts around the state establish or expand their fabrication laboratories (or fab labs), spaces that play a vital role in ensuring that today’s students have the skills they need to compete for the jobs of the 21st century.
To that end, WEDC collaborated with the University of Wisconsin-Stout to develop this evolving online community, the WiFAB Cooperative (WiFAB). At its heart, WiFAB is about people, connecting and supporting a network of Wisconsin’s digital fabrication laboratories in formal and informal learning environments. As a cooperative, we work together with the shared goal of supporting PK-12 educators focused on integrating fab lab tools in the delivery of curricula via the engineering design process.
Ultimately, WiFAB aims to advance educator efforts to amplify the intellectual and technical skills required to fuel Wisconsin’s innovation-based economy by providing a space to disseminate relevant curricula, champion best practices, address common challenges, and facilitate inter-lab communication.
If you have any questions, see something you want more information about, or want to be a part of the WiFAB Cooperative team, email and we'll get back to you and connect!