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Fox Valley Technical College Fab Lab Profile. FOURTH INTERNATIONAL FAB LAB FORUM & SYMPOSIUM AUGUST 2007. Profile: Fox Valley Technical College . Leading institution in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) for both Advanced Technical Education and Industry Outreach

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Fox Valley Technical College

Fab Lab Profile

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL

FAB LAB FORUM & SYMPOSIUM

AUGUST 2007


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Profile: Fox Valley Technical College

  • Leading institution in the Wisconsin Technical CollegeSystem (WTCS) for both Advanced Technical Educationand Industry Outreach

  • Recognized nationally as a model entrepreneurial college

  • Key FVTC Facts :

    • Delivers 79 programs to over 50,000 students each year; extensive labs

    • Early adaptor & leader in technology-based alternative delivery (10,000 students served annually)

    • International Institute offers 13 Languages and cultural training

    • Extensive industry partnerships (e.g. Kuka Robotics, Xerox, Kodak, Rockwell)

  • Global Host for :

    • World-wide Instructional Development System (WIDS) (Curriculum Management)

    • Wisconsin Online Resource Center (www.wisconline.org) (Digital library of interactive multimedia learning objects available for worldwide use at no cost)

  • Long-term success in contracted education, training and technical assistance to business and industry :

    • More than 1,700 employers and 21,000 employees served each year

    • 28% outside immediate district in Wisconsin or out of state

    • Customers range from large multi-national corporations to small-and medium-sized businesses to governmental agencies and schools

    • 2004-05 contract revenue generation $6.4 million or over 20% of total state revenue in WTCS

FVTC - Date Page


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UW-STOUT

WISCONSIN

Partner: University of Wisconsin-Stout

  • Unique, highly respected university within the UW System

  • Designated as Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University

  • Key UW-Stout Facts :

    • 8,000 students in 27 undergraduate and 16 graduate degree programs

    • More than 300 laboratories and extensive industry partnerships

  • Specializations-

    • Applied Technology

    • Engineering

    • Management

  • Strong hands-on, minds-on philosophy in all academic programs. Emphasizes real-world field experience for students, faculty and performanceof applied research that directly impacts regional economy

  • Stout Technology Transfer Institute (STTI) has 11 centers:

    • Established to promote technology transfer between UW-Stout and industry

    • Part of UW-Stout's College of Technology, Engineering, and Management

    • > 4,000 technical assistance activities at over 1,000 companies

    • > $160 million in client reported impacts

FVTC - Date Page


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FVTC

NORTH

MINNESOTA

DAKOTA

MICHIGAN

SOUTH

DAKOTA

WISCONSIN

IOWA

NEBRASKA

INDIANA

OHIO

ILLINOIS

KANSAS

MISSOURI

OKLAHOMA

ARKANSAS

FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE FAB LAB PROFILE

  • Located in Appleton, Wisconsin (NE)

  • Key Drivers

  • Experiential learning infused into 28 courses in 4 Program areas (IT, AET, MD, EET) at FVTC

  • STEM (Science / Technology / Engineering /Math) Recruitment in Middle & High Schools

  • Proof-of-Concept Prototyping for entrepreneurs

  • Stimulating innovation and invention in region

  • Collaboration with other technical colleges, universities, and international institutions

  • Become active participant in a global innovation network

FVTC - Date Page



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External Fab Labs(UW-Stout, MIT, WTCS, Global Partners, etc.)

FVTC Fab Lab Network

PilotFab Lab

Applied Engineering Technology (AET) Area

Automated Manufacturing Systems (AMS) Lab

Electronics Lab

Machine Tool Lab

Welding-Fabrication Lab

FVTC Confidential


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Initial Fab Lab Pilots & Offerings

  • LEARNING PILOTS- SUMMER ‘07

  • FREE FOR EVERYONE: Monthly “Explore the FAB LAB” sessions starting in Fall ‘07

  • PROGRAM STUDENTS enrolled at FVTC in over twenty Applied Engineering, Mechanical Design, and Electrical-Electronics-based program courses will start using the Fab Lab for hands-on learning activities in Fall ‘07.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDENTS: We are developing a one-credit, independent study course in Basic and Advanced Personal Fabrication for standard course and material fees for $150-200 for Fall ‘07. Coordinated via BlackBoard.com

  • ENTREPRENEURS, INVENTORS, AND EXTERNAL CLIENTS work through the Venture Center to determine whether a packaged or custom solution is right for them. Our initial offerings will include:

    • Proof-of-Concept Entrepreneur (“Do-It-Yourself”) Package

    • Proof-of-Concept Services Package

    • Custom


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