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Sacramento Students Document Makerspace Planning Process

Sacramento City College students created blog posts and a documentary as part of their makerspace planning. This short documentary shows the process the college went through to develop their makerspace plan as part of the CCC Maker project. Our SCC Makerspace Documentary (7 min.) – SCC Maker Planning Team – Sacramento City College Check out […]

Students and Faculty Make Projects at Maker Night Makerspace

Author: Steve Hunter, Mechatronics Department Chair Emeritus, Emeritus, and Team Leader for CCCC Maker Sierra College Makerspaces Sierra College held a Maker Night and Open house on May 4. Student makerspace leaders organized the event and planned projects that participants could make quickly, so they could finish several in one night. The goal was to […]

CSM Earth Day Celebration & Eco Art Poster Exhibition

Authors: Paul Hankamp, Biology Professor  Vera Fainshtein, Associate Graphic Design Professor, Digital Media Department CSM celebrated its 3rd Annual Earth Day on April 19, 2017 in the College Center. Continuing CSM’s commitment to our Sustainability Plan, this year’s event included a broad cross-section of sustainability themes, with special attention to social justice. The number of exhibits has […]

OCC Hosts “Makers Academy” Pathway Day

AUTHOR: Steve Fuchs, Assistant Professor of Architecture & Design Fabrication On April 28th, Orange Coast College (OCC) hosted a maker-focused college and career pathway day. In attendance were thirty (26) students from Estancia High School’s construction program, a regional occupational program offered through Coastline College (one of our sister schools). Their teacher Michael Rafferty also […]

College of Alameda MESA Program Wins Gold

Submitted by Camille Santana, M.S., MESA Counselor, and Mylla Truong, MESA Student Leader This article originally appeared in the College of Alameda Splash Newsletter, Vol. 40 May 4, 2017. CoA’s MESA Program Wins Gold Medal in Walk on Water Engineering Competition College of Alameda’s MESA Program, with support from Laney’s Fablab, earned the top prize for […]

Million Women Mentors™ Support Students Success

Million Women Mentors is a national movement with the goal of providing one million Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) mentoring relationships to girls and women, helping them to choose, persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. Learn more at: https://www.millionwomenmentors.org/ MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with over 85 national partners, […]

Student Plans Successful Game Night at Makerspace

Author: Steve Hunter, Mechatronics Department Chair Emeritus, and Team Leader for CCC Maker Sierra College Makerspaces A student’s idea to host a Game Night & LAN Party + Anime turned out more successful than anyone imagined with over 100 attendees. The concept for the event was generated by Jose Gonzales, a student leader at Hacker […]


$10,000 ‘space grant’ awarded to Woodland Community College

$10,000 ‘space grant’ awarded to Woodland Community College This article by Democrat Staff originally appeared in the Daily Democrat on 2-13-17. Woodland Community College math instructor Shawn Lanier and MESA students reported receiving a $10,000 California Space Grant Consortium grant this week. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/article/NI/20170213/NEWS/170219953


NASA Space Grant Awarded for Drone Project

NASA Space Grant Awarded for Drone Project by Gurtaj Grewal This article was originally published in The Eagle’s Call, the official newspaper of Woodland Community College on March 20, 2017. Earlier this semester, Woodland Community College was awarded a prestigious NASA Space Grant for a drone project designed by WCC students and Math Professor Shawn Lanier. […]


Innovation Park Focus Group

By: Kyle Brumbaugh, Director, Professional Learning Network, Krause Center for Innovation Foothill College Krause Center for Innovation (KCI), as part of Foothill College, is in the process of developing a Makerspace to serve the Foothill College community. As part of this process, we have done a self-study of what already exists at Foothill and what we could potentially […]