Sara Falcone

Sara Falcone

Research Assistant
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Sara Falcone is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter research group. A Master's candidate, she focuses on novel digital fabrication tool design for scalable production. Sara aspires to re-invent the factory by utilizing nature inspired processes to minimize waste and allow scalable production of non-homogeneous materials.

Seeing the impact technology can have to improve quality of life initially brought Sara from Alaska to MIT, where she received multiple public service center fellowships to develop products intended for off-grid, rugged conditions. In 2015, she graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Architecture.

After graduation, Sara collaborated on Rock Print, an exhibition for the Chicago Architectural Biennial with a team from Gramazio Kohler Research (ETH Zürich) and the MIT Self Assembly Lab. Rock Print demonstrated an approach for building fully reusable jammed architecture. Love of design strongly influenced her work as a research and development engineer at Global Good, where she worked with teams in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa to prototype and deploy tools that assist in the global eradication of polio. 

Sara is an advocate of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education, and has taught multiple outreach courses on product design and fabrication to spread her enthusiasm for hands on learning.

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