Fab Fellows Program

Click here to apply to the Fab Fellow program.

The Fab Fellows are graduate students that:

[-] Help run the Makerspace and/or TEAM-Lab (machine shop) for 20 hours per week. This involves helping with equipment maintenance and overseeing undergraduate student staff.
[-] Provide instructional support to courses that use the facilities such as the 1st year design course InterEgr 170 and final year interdisciplinary capstone sections.
[-] Are guided through the completion of an applied, high-tech project for their thesis work.

They receive:

[-] Tuition remission and a stipend for one or more years.
[-] Training on a wide range of fabrication / prototyping equipment such as 3D printers, lathes, welding, electronics and laser cutters.
[-] Extensive leadership and teaching experience.
[-] Access to a fun and engaging community of other students interested in hands-on design and prototyping.

Applicants must:

[-] Be accepted into a graduate degree program at UW-Madison. Certain restrictions may apply based on your program though we can help guide you.
[-] Have experience with design and prototyping and a bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. engineering, art, industrial design).

 FAQ Section:

Q: When is the application deadline?

A: There is no deadline though there is a limited number of spots and they will be filled on a rolling application process. We will post here when all positions for the 2020 academic year have been filled.

Q: Where can I find out more about the benefits of being a graduate assistant at UW?

A: Check out this link.