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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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Pursuing Higher Education in STEAM

Creekside Elementary School hosted Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math (STEAM)  field-trip event on Friday, September 14, 2018. At this event, Moreno Valley College (MVC) …

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Crocheted SCOBY Update

Decided that the crocheted SCOBY was ready for drying, so removed it from its vessel… …washed and rinsed it… …and …

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Maker Mindset: Mapping Meaning

Sierra Makerspaces team members, Dr. Kim Bateman, Executive Dean at the Tahoe-Truckee Campus and Dr. Todd Wold, Manager, College and Careers, Perkins Coordinator, and …

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A Push from the Top

Santa Maria, California–After presenting at the ISAM 2018 conference, the Central Coast Makerspace Collaboration has capitalized on the momentum and …

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SCOBY in the Scope

Max (Chemistry professor and makerspace champion) has a nice oil immersion scope that hadn’t been used in years, so we …

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SCOBYLED – Light Emitting SCOBY

Inspired by the way the fruit leather SCOBY catches the light, we decided to see about embedding LED in a …

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Mathematics and Making: Sierra College Summer Math Jam

In May 2018, nearly 750 students from 15 area high schools—some who thought they’d never go to college—visited Sierra College …

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The Continuing Saga of SCOBY Leather

The blended SCOBY fruit roll-up leather experiment is finally more or less dry. It took hours and hours in a …

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Moreno Valley College Welcome Day 2018

On Welcome Day, Career & Technical Education (CTE) department highlighted Game Art, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming by presenting Oculus …

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SCOBY Mush to SCOBY Leather

Inspired by this process for turning SCOBY into fruit leather… …we decided to prototype a process to turn some mature …

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