Santa Maria, California–on Friday, October 6th, Hancock College hosted local middle and high schools for its 13th annual Career Exploration Day. According to the Santa Maria Times, attendance at the event was estimated to be “more than 3,000 junior high, high school and college students.”
The AHC Makerspace was there in full force, bringing the now famous AHC Makerspace trailer with them. The table showed perspective students some of the tools that would be available to them through the Makerspace, from low-tech to high-tech. We had two button makers, a lap-top computer running some CAD programs, and a 3-D Printer working non-stop to provide attendees a great sampling of the myriad materials available through the AHC Makerspace and its community partners.
The next big step for the AHC Makerspace is our second advisory committee meeting scheduled for Friday, October 27th. There the Santa Maria Public Library, Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, and some local k-12 schools are going to meet with our perspective student interns to see who is the right fit for their maker activities. Stay tuned.