Entries by Karen

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CCC Maker Colleges Apply for Implementation Grants

The CCC Maker Initiative is creating a network of California community colleges focused on producing creative, skilled, innovation-ready graduates. The CCC Maker project team led 34 colleges through a six-month long collaborative process of introspection, experimentation and communication to develop original makerspace implementation plans. At a CCC Maker culminating event on May 19, 2017, 28 […]

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Sierra College Mechatronics Students’ Projects Benefit Humanity

Originally appeared in the Colfax Record on June 5, 2017. Sierra College students invent for social good at makerspace Sierra College mechatronics students developed and presented projects designed to make a positive impact on the world at a May 22 showcase event at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College. The students were supported by US […]

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June 15 Newsletter Provides Initiative Updates

In May and early June, CCC Maker Colleges celebrated the completion of the seed grant makerspace planning phase. 28 colleges presented their implementation plans at the culminating event on May 19 Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development Division, CA Community Colleges hosted a reception for participating colleges on the eve of the Culmination […]

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Join in the “National Week of Making”

The Maker Movement is celebrating the National Week of Making from June 16 to June 22, 2017. The week of events highlighting making is being led by Nation of Makers in collaboration with other organizations in the maker community. The purpose is to showcase the diversity, creativity and ingenuity of makers across the United States. CCC Maker colleges and […]

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Student Posters Build Awareness at Sacramento City College

To build enthusiasm for making, a student team designed posters that are being put up all over campus, explained Tom Cappelletti, Professor, Graphic Communication, Sacramento City College. “There are eight students on the makerspace team representing Graphic Communication, Engineering Design Technology, Computer Science, and the Art Departments,” said Cappelletti. “They are an integral part of our planning and […]

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CCC Maker Newsletter – May 11, 2017

This news was originally published in the CCC Maker newsletter on May 11, 2017. April/May CCC Maker project activities included: Implementation Plan packets were distributed to colleges to use in submitting their makerspace plans on May 17. A series of webinars were offered going over each section of the implementation plan. Regional meet-ups were held […]

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CCC Maker Presents at Green Tech Summit

Deborah Bird, CCC Maker TAP, with Tom Cappelleti, Professor Graphic Communication, Sacramento City College, presented at the Green Summit in Sacramento held on April 26-27. The presentation explored the relationship between the CCC Maker Movement and the green economy and the potential for green technology employers to offer Internships to prepare students for careers in […]

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Sierra College Students Encouraged to Join Startup Hustle

To inspire budding entrepreneurs to take action, Sierra College is encouraging students to participate in Hacker Lab’s Startup Hustle six-week entrepreneurial boot camp. Sierra College is participating in the CCC Maker state-wide makerspace initiative. Anyone can apply by May 3 at no charge by explaining the problems that they are investigating and the prospective customers who would […]

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CCC Maker Update April 13, 2017

In April, the CCC Maker newsletter provided an update on the college makerspace initiative. Colleges attended regional meet-ups to build connections that will form the state-wide community of practice and work on their makerspace implementation plans. The CCC Maker initiative also sponsored New World of Work 21st Century Skills Training for makerspace teams. The City College of […]