Create Your Makerspace Community

California Community College makerspaces are creating and sharing a model to fuel job creation and strengthen regional economies.

CCC Maker Initiative

To prepare students for STEM/STEAM careers, California Community Colleges are building makerspaces, faculty are embedding making into curriculum and employers are providing internships.

Doing What MATTERS

The CCC Maker Initiative is funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Workforce and Economic Division under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework.

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California Community College Makerspaces are driving innovation in education and preparing students for STEM/STEAM careers.

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The CCC Maker Initiative supports California Community Colleges in creating makerspaces, developing maker curriculum, encouraging hands-on student projects and offering internships that uniquely reflect their campuses and communities.

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Making Plans for Sierra Makerspaces 18-19

On August 13, representatives from Sierra College’s campuses in Nevada County, Tahoe Truckee and Rocklin meet at our makerspace community …

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Makerspace Tours at Stanford During ISAM

CCC Maker colleges were well represented at the Higher Education Makerspaces Initiatives (HEMI) conference held at Stanford University in August …

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CCC Maker Newsletter Gives August Update

Check out the CCC Maker August 2018 Update with the latest news on recent success at community college makerspaces. 322 …

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Puzzle Prototyping

Victoire (Communication and Media Studies) dropped by the lab today, and shared an idea she had about creating a puzzle …

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Inspiration Found at ISAM 2018

Elnora Kelly Tayag and Katrina Rahn represented CSM at ISAM 2018 at Stanford University, Aug. 3-5. The symposium brought together …

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College Makerspace Videos Submitted to ISAM

We are so proud of two CCC Maker colleges for submitting videos to ISAM about how they started up their …

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CCC Maker Presents at ISAM

CCC Maker teams will be featured at International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces — ISAM 2018 being held at Stanford August …

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Big Batch of Booch

Given the exciting potential for using SCOBY as a makerspace material, we spent the day brewing up a big batch …

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First Cut on Our New Waterjet!

Power and plumbing improvements completed, our new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet cutter is ready to roll, and Hayes (student and makerspace …

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Laser Cut Kombucha Leather

Ran some laser tests on the kombucha leather. Specifically, we wanted to test raster and vector engraving, and vector cutting. …

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