fab labs

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FabNewport Supporting Innovation at Libraries

Slate asks, “What Will Become of the Library?” Libraries will evolve and FabNewport is  excited to partner with Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport libraries to develop innovation studios. On the wings of a $25,000 grant from the Office of Library and Information Services FabNewport will train library staffers and run programs for young […]

Students Teaching Students: Yes!

One Met student, Pat, taught another, Julio, how to use a powerful 3D design program, OpenSCAD. Julio, from Providence, was struggling to get his prototype completed so he took the bus to FabNewport this morning seeking support and inspiration. Julio has designed the “bait box;” A little gizmo designed to […]

Creating an Ecosystem of Learning

What could an ecosystem of learners look like in Newport County? In my moments of grandest delusion I imagine inquiring minds of all ages visiting our areas great institutions–IYRS, Newport Art Museum, the Breakers, Rogers High School Wood Shop, the YMCA, Salve Regina University–and saying, “I am here to learn. […]