The DIGIFab project will engage local 6th-8th grade students in a year-long participatory learning project in digital fabrication (electronic circuits, microcontroller programming, CAD software, and computer controlled fabrication). The project will develop innovative after-school and summer camp curricula involving both students and teachers, and share it with the global community.
Bruce Carpenter holds bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. He has worked as a manufacturing engineer and as the Educational Applications Coordinator for Wolfram Research. He has been involved in the Calculus & Mathematica project since 1989, serving as an instructor as well as helping to administrate the program and develop courses. He is currently a Teaching Associate in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois.
Jonathan Manton earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. After a career as a consultant and entrepreneur, he returned to the University and now works with the Math Department on the technical infrastructure for distance education.
George Reese is the Director of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE). MSTE develops mathematics and science curricula and partners with Illinois schools to use new technologies to improve mathematics and science instruction. Before coming to the University of Illinois, Reese was a high school mathematics teacher in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Debra Woods has been the director of the NetMath distance education program at University of Illinois since 1994. Debra also has extensive experience in teaching math and computer science courses at the university, community college and high school levels. She has organized and taught summer professional development courses on the sue of technology in the classroom. As a Member of the Technical staff at TRW, Debra worked as a flight software engineer for six years.