Pioneers here in America are democratizing the tools of the industrial revolution and spreading them to students around the country. Today’s discussion focused on the coalition of citizens coming together to give U.S. students, entrepreneurs, and workers the ability to make almost anything.
Kumar Garg, Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and J.J. Raynor, a Policy Analyst at the National Economic Council moderated today’s discussion, and the participants included:
- Bre Pettis, CEO, MakerBot, with the Replicator 2 3-D printer
- Mariah Noelle Villarreal, student and Maker Corps Mentor, Maker Education Initiative
- Mark Hatch, CEO, TechShop
- Lisa Brahms, Director of Learning and Research, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- Rob Gorham, Deputy Director, America Makes
- Joey Hudy, student and Marshmallow Cannon enthusiast
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