North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has joined the Maker Movement. In collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), NCCU opened a Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab, in May 2015. The Fab Lab was established November 2014.
The MIT Media Lab defines the Maker Movement as “…treating atoms like bits—using the powerful tools of the software and information industries to revolutionize the way we make tangible objects…”
The NCCU Fab Lab joins a network of such laboratories worldwide. NCCU is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to open a fully operating Fab Lab registered with the Fab Foundation’s global community of researchers, makers and innovators.
"The opening of NCCU’s Fab Lab marks a milestone for the university,” said NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White. “The Fab Lab increases our presence not only in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) community, but also enhances our reputation as a first-choice, premier global institution. It is truly a center of innovation, creativity and collaboration.”