Chevron and the Fab Foundation are partnering to bring Fab Labs to communities in areas of Chevron operations. Thanks to this initiative, Intermediate Unit 1 is providing digital fabrication into its curriculum to bring communities, adults, and students of all ages into the Fab Lab movement.

Logos of Chevron, Fab Lab Foundation, and Intermediate Unit 1

The Fab Foundation

The Fab Foundation was formed , to facilitate and support the growth of the international Fab Lab network. The Fab Foundation is a US non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms Fab Lab Program. The foundation’s mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge, and the financial means to educate, innovate, and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. Community organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit concerns are the Fab Foundation’s primary beneficiaries.

The Fab Foundation is steward for building the National Fab Lab Network, the subject of Bill H.R.1289 introduced in Congress in early to provide community access across the USA to advanced manufacturing tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses, and producing personalized products. Additionally, along with Fab Lab network partners, the Fab Foundation is guiding efforts globally to bring digital fabrication into education in both in- and out-of-school settings.