Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The latest news

Oh my goodness have we been busy the past several weeks!  The Fab Lab Tulsa team has been going all out following the opening on September 13.

We've hosted over a hundred guests, dozens of tours and several smaller group meetings.  The response has been fantastic.  The Tulsa Hackathon was at the lab recently, and Tulsa Start-Up Weekend is coming up.  Fab Flight has started meetings there (global team building a UAV), and several engineering club meetings like the Engineering Society of Tulsa have held meetings.

Jumpstart classes are humming along too...join in the fun!

Our educational programming is off to a great start having had a successful Phase One program with San Miguel Middle School.  Phase Two starts very soon.  Further, we've made a great connection with Tulsa MET, an exceptional alternative school...and we hope to have one of there students working the lab in the coming weeks.

On the community side, we've got a great idea for an enhanced partnership with Philbrook...a bit more planning but we're on the right track.  Our volunteers have been canvasing the TU area with flyers and we're getting great response.  Josh Moseby was just at TU giving a great talk to some new engineers.

For the business arena, we're ramping up our outreach.  We're making great strides but need some help.  We're happy to take referrals for business or corporate memberships.

Along those lines, the Tulsa Metro Chamber has offered scholarships for memberships to Fab Lab Tulsa.  If you or anyone you know is interested in a scholarship let us know and we can work with the Chamber to determine your eligibility.

In other news, we still have to raise money...almost $100,000 before Dec 31.  We're a 501(c)3 organization and can write tax receipts for any donation.  See our Support tab to get more info.

That's all for now!

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