Dan Meyer (INTM ’06) is living out his passion in ways that he did not foresee when he completed an A.A.S. in manufacturing technology at Prairie State Community College in 1993. Today, he is manager of the Wanger Family Fab Lab at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), where he started working in 2011.
Meyer spends his days at the Fab Lab leading and supporting a team of staff and volunteers who provide hands-on digital design and fabrication experiences for high school students and MSI visitors. He also participates in activities of the International Fab Lab Network and local “maker” communities in the Chicago area. In his spare time, he tinkers with bicycles, computers, tools, and machines for digitally designing and fabricating radio-controlled aircraft and other objects.