Tom Dubick

I am an experienced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math educator with over thirty years of experience as a teacher and an engineering evangelist who has promoted S.T.E.M. education in and outside of the k-12 classroom. I believe in using digital fabrication tools in the school is one of the best ways to create the next generation of engineers, artists, programmers, and creators. I support the goals of the Fab Foundation and I am a Fab Lab director with a focus on K-12 makers at a premier independent school. I have created, developed, and implemented innovative curricula used in my classroom and across the country. I have successfully worked with a broad range of organizations including both education and business, and I am currently looking to work with other thought leaders and to speak on topics relevant to S.T.E.M. education. I have been very involved in using LEGO robotics in the classroom for over twenty years. I am very excited about aviation and education. I cofounded Fly To Learn to create an opportunity for students to use math and science to design, build and fly virtual airplanes using the engineering method. I also believe in Raspberry Pi as a way to bring the opportunity of low-cost physical computing to the classroom for all kids. I think think the new rapid prototyping technologies including 3D Printing, Laser Cutters, and CNC machines will change the nature of the classroom from passive learning to active creativity.