The Bangkok FabLab@School opened in January, 2013 at the Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning, one of the most innovative constructivist schools in the world. The lab was opened in conjunction with the 2013 Constructionist Learning Symposium and featured remarks from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The lab's debut marks a new collaboration between the Stanford Graduate School of Education and leading educators in Thailand. The FabLab@School project in Thailand is a partnership between Stanford and three leading Thai institutions: the Suksapattana Foundation; the Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL); and the faculty of engineering at Chiang Mai University. The lab is under the leadership of Paron Israsena, a leading industrialist and philanthropist in Thailand; Arnan Sipitakiat of the Learning Innovations Lab at Chiang Mai University; and Nalin Tutiyaphuengprasert, Vice Provost of the Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning. It provides a new hub for science, engineering and mathematics learning in Thailand and is fully equipped with cutting edge digital fabrication tools.x

This lab takes its organization to new heights, with wide open spaces for work, a conference room for meetings, and a separate area for the hard-tools to increase student safety. Faculty from Chiang Mai University regularly work with the teachers and lab facilitators at DSIL to design project-based activities for students. Design projects are currently underway between students in Nairobi, Moscow and Bangkok.

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