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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Explore College Makerspaces

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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Marble Machine Boards

Inspired by the Tinkering Studio’s Instructable Make a Marble Machines Board, we set about to construct three of them for …

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Robotic Hand Programmed to Sign (ASL)

Sierra College Mechatronics majors, Connor Challis and Mason Sage, developed a robotic hand that is programmed in American Sign Language …

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Katazome in the Makerspace

Katia (student and President of the Asian Pacific Islander Club) collaborated with Innovation Center on a katazome activity for her …

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Introducing MakerSpace to High School Students

Area High School students participating in CTE High School day were able to spend time making in the MakerSpace on …

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Brew Day v3.0 – Now With More Variables!

Max Mahoney (Chemistry) and I spent a long day brewing a couple of batches of beer recently. Now familiar with …

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iMAKE Mobile Partners with the City of Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley College (MVC) and the City of Moreno Valley have entered into a ground-breaking partnership with the City of …

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Sierra Makerspaces Women in STEM Summit

On Friday, March 1, 2019 twelve women leaders joined a panel to speak to nearly 50 women and men, telling …

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Sierra Student: 7 in 1 Game Board

Hear Alliya Smith-Brown’s story on her latest project, a 7 in 1 giant Game Board designed to “engage students, fellow …

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Sierra Student Laser Cut Guitar

What teen wouldn’t want to make a custom electric guitar?  In 2018, Sierra student Alliya Smith-Brown and a group of …

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Sierra Student Story: Art Shoe Project

In Fall 2017, Lincoln High School student Alliya Smith-Brown worked with Sierra Makerspaces Creative Consultant, Heather Lincoln, on an Art …

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