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 in April in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Colleges Engage their Communities
CCC Maker colleges are organizing events to build community and engage students in entrepreneurial and maker activities. These experiences will help shape their implementation plans.
At Cabrillo College, over 50 stakeholders participated in an all-day Makerspace Plan-a-thon on Friday, April 21, 2017. The convening supplemented on and off campus extensive stakeholder surveys. The goal was to explore makerspace needs, skills sought by employers, entrepreneurial support and internship opportunities.
College of San Mateo incorporated an Eco-Art competition and student pledge station into their 3rd annual Earth Day celebration. Over 90 students volunteered to make the event a success.
Chaffey College hosted a ‘We are makers’ event on May 4. The college’s creative design, technology and media programs held the open house in the Center for the Arts. From Engineering and Printing to Game Design and Theatre Technology, the participating programs revealed the diversity of making across the arts and sciences. It generated excitement among student makers and started building the college’s interdisciplinary community.
Sierra College students who are participating in the implementation planning process organized a Game Night at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College on April 27 and a Maker Night on May 4. Each event attracted nearly 100 people, many of whom had not visited the makerspace previously.
Allan Hancock College put on a Maker Faire on May 6 with partners Santa Maria Public Library and Santa Maria Discovery Museum. College students helped participants create things at maker booths.
Laney College Pocket House has been named a finalist for their Pocket House in the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) and will attend the CC Innovation Challenge Boot Camp in Arlington, VA in June and present their design solution in the Capital Building in Washington, D.C