Somerville’s FabVille Advisory Board Seeks Members

The City of Somerville and Somerville Public School Career in Technical Education is seeking applicants to serve on the FabVille Advisory Board. The advisory board will help guide the strategic development and growth of FabVille, Somerville’s digital fabrication lab that will relaunch this fall in the new Somerville High School. FabVille aims to complement the collection of professional, semi-professional, and artist-focused spaces already available in and around Somerville. The FabVille Advisory Board will meet on a quarterly basis to provide input to the staff at the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Somerville High School on how best to achieve the goals of FabVille. Board members will serve one-year terms with the option to renew their membership.

Launched in 2016, FabVille is the City’s first digital fabrication lab that engages Somerville residents in the creative process of design and prototyping.

The goal of FabVille is to promote educational opportunities for Somerville community members in the areas of design thinking and rapid prototyping. FabVille achieves this through a variety of project-based tool and software training programs including 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, and coding. Through project-based learning, community members gain valuable knowledge applicable in many developing business industries including healthcare, automotive, energy development, and entrepreneurship. FabVille welcomes innovators, entrepreneurs, community partners, and curious minds interested in further developing a design thinking mindset in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a statement of interest to Nick Schonberger, Planner-Economic Development, at [email protected] by Friday, July 30, at 3 p.m.

 


The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or [email protected].