CCC Maker October Newsletter with Update on Initiative Progress

Click here to read the CCC Maker Initiative October Update 

Recent CCC Maker project activities included:

  • Dale Dougherty, CCC Maker Advisory Committee Chair, and Maker Media Chairman and CEO, attended the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire held at Sierra College on October 14
  • SmartSheet forms were developed to simplify colleges’ quarterly reporting due Oct. 31
  • Toni Edgerton, Grant Accountant, CCC Maker & Sierra College guided colleges in finalizing seed grant fiscal reports and first quarter implementation fiscal reports
  • Colleges finalized budgets and workplans for year one of implementation
  • Arrangements are being made with the Foundation for California Community Colleges to pay student interns using the Career Catalysts platform

Telling Our Story — College News from the Field

Hartnell College got its first piece of major equipment, a Ultimaker 2Go 3D printer, that can be used in the mobile makerspace to create excitement for the soon to come Infinite Idea Lab.

Hancock College hosted 3000 middle and high school students for Career Exploration Day on Oct 6. The college makerspace trailer offered button making, demonstrated CAD programs, ran 3D printers and showed students makerspace tools and materials.

Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College hosted a reception for regional college and high school faculty members attending the 12th Northern California Fall HTEC Conference on National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 6. Additionally, Sierra College hosted the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire attended by 8,000 community members on Oct 14. Sierra College student, Heather Lincoln, curated art made by students and in regional makerspaces for a fusion show at the college Ridley Gallery.

Zack Dowell, Folsom Lake College, and Making Across the Curriculum Service Provider for CCC Maker, collaborated with Diane Carlson, Sociology, on a quilting activity for the Making Social Change class. They attended the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire at Sierra College, spending time in the sewing lab. Additionally, he met with Mark Boguski, Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture, at Sacramento City College, to brainstorm different ways to combine technology and other production processes traditionally associated with the studio arts.

Click here to read other stories  in the CCC Maker October Update:

  • Tools to Develop Digital Badges
  • Important Dates
  • How the CCC Maker Initiative is Closing the Skills Gap


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