Santa Maria, California–this Friday, Hancock College hosted a meeting to judge student interest in having a Makerspace club. Over 30 individuals comprised of students and faculty came together to discuss how faculty could support the students vision of a Makerspace Club. Over fajita tacos and Jarritos–Hancock students came up with some really far out ideas:
- Youtube channel for the Makerspace Club
- Stop motion animation maker event
- Voice acting/recording makerspace
- Twitch streaming of our makerspace events
Faculty explained the core concept behind the CCC Maker grant, including the four pillars of the project: Makerspace, Community of Practice, Curriculum Development, and Internships. A representative from our community partner the Santa Maria Public Library was there to provide more context for the internship opportunities. Two students who have been working with the library explained a usual day at the Library’s Makerspace, and the trials and tribulations they have overcome on the job.
The meeting was adjourned, with plans to host a table at the college’s career day in two weeks. The next meeting of the Makerclub is planned for October 27th.