Welcome to WiFAB, Wisconsin's Fabrication Laboratories Cooperative!
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) invests in public school districts to help establish or expand fabrication laboratories, or Fab Labs. WEDC collaborated with UW-Stout to develop the WiFAB Cooperative, an online community of PK-12 educators, innovators and makers.
At its heart, WiFAB is about connecting people and building a network of Fab Labs. WiFAB supports educators focused on integrating Fab Lab projects in the delivery of curricula via the Engineering Design Process. We champion best practices, address common challenges, and facilitate inter-lab communication. We aim to advance your efforts to amplify your students' intellectual and technical skills they'll need for the jobs of the 21st century.
How can WiFAB help you?
Professional Development Opportunities
What more can you bring to the classroom? WiFAB will challenge you to rethink your approach to teaching.
Apply for a WiFAB Grant
Grant opportunities are waiting for you!
Public school districts around the state are invited to apply for grants to help establish or expand their Fab Labs.
Find projects for your Fab Lab.
Explore Fab Lab projects shared by educators across the state. Fab Lab projects fit a wide range of ages, skills and interests.
Submit a project to share.
One of the best parts of the WiFAB Cooperative is that we can share projects with each other.
Enter your school in a gift design contest!
Give your students the chance to work as a team and show off their creativity and talent by designing a gift inspired by their home state.
Randy Hulke UW-Stout Discovery CenterUsing the design process, students learn teamwork, problem-solving, and the ability to weigh ideas.