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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MUSHROOM PLANTING POT V1.0

Today we got a look at the first prototypes of our mycelium-based 4″ planting pot project. Here’s how they looked, …

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Brew Day v2.0

With some new fermentation science gear on the ground, Max Mahoney (Professor of Chemistry and makerspace champion) and I decided …

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Pizza Box Pinball, Mycelium, Tourists, Palentine’s Day, and Beer

Sometimes it seems like there are too many things happening in the Innovation Center to keep track of. This week …

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Practical Making – Fixing a Broken Clock

A member of the community contacted me recently about the possibility of helping to repair a broken clock gear. We’ve …

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Sierra PSYC 108 Class Students Showcase Their Textile Projects

https://youtu.be/vkUBxCBdnO4 This version is shorter and focuses more on just the class projects: https://youtu.be/0QjxPElIAi4 A very big thanks to Melissa …

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Sierra Makerspaces uses MakerMatic to Guide the Future

Sierra Makerspaces held its first MakerMatic meetup on February 7 at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College with 20 Sierra …

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Biofabrication – The Planting Pot Project

Finally got around to prototyping the first of what will hopefully be a variety of useful objects created from waste …

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Prepare your Students for the Future by Attending make/SHIFT Conference

The California Community College Makerspace initiative (CCC Maker) with the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) present: make/SHIFT — …

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Faculty Members Plan Crafternoons in Makerspace

Sierra College faculty members Katie Lucero and Lynn Harrison Benavidez with Sierra Makerspaces Creative Consultant Heather Lincoln have planned a series …

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Switchblade Flying Car will be Featured at Startup Pitch Mentor Round

Presentations from Sam Bousfield, Founder and CEO, Samson Sky, and Jocelyn Munroe, Founder and CEO, e-Handoff, as well as Sierra …

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