Nonprofit Development Meeting with Roger Kassebaum
Above (Left to Right): Isaiah Hong, Stephen Ren, Roger Kassebaum (Robotics Director at Milken Community Schools), Elinor Oren, Hansub Kim
On Thursday, November 16, Project Magnify members Hansub Kim, Stephen Ren, Isaiah Hong, Elinor Oren, and Joseph Koo visited the MIT-sponsored Fab Lab at Milken Community High School. Mr. Roger Kassebaum, the director of the lab, showed the members around the facility and discussed Project Magnify’s existing plans and future goals, sharing his vision on the future of high school entrepreneurship and the open-source movement.
Upon negotiation, Mr. Kassebaum agreed to let members use the makerspace and its Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers to print out frames for Magnify robotics and scientific devices. As Project Magnify is still in the process of raising funds for high-end 3D printers, expedited access to quality machines and a collaborative environment will be very beneficial for both the rate of production and the exchange of ideas.
Mr. Kassebaum, a long time physics and robotics teacher, is also the founder and director of Founders’ Bootcamp, an intensive summer workshop for 10 enterprising teams of high schoolers who want to turn their creative ideas into startups and businesses. We highly encourage you to check it out here.