Read the CCC Maker September 2017 newsletter to find out how colleges are progressing on implementing their makerspace community plans. You can read more on each college’s individual pages under the “makerspaces” tab. Some news from the field reported in the newsltter:
Moorpark College held a pop-up Makerspace on Sept. 11 in the Campus Center.
Hancock College held an “incredibly fruitful” Makerspace Advisory Committee meeting hosted by partner, the Santa Maria Public Library, with representatives from the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Orcutt Academy’s K-8 school, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre, STEAMTrunk, the Family Partnership Charter Schools and the college. They’ve scheduled another meeting for October.
Maura Devlin-Clancy at City College of San Francisco is actively using Twitter to share news that she has curated that is relevant to college maker communities as well as sharing her experiences learning how to 3D print.
Sacramento City College held a ribbon cutting for their future campus makerspace attended by over 100 students, faculty and staff. The event was organized by eight students and four faculty members. And they convinced History and Math professors to create projects for their students and use the space.
At Foothill College’s Krause Center for Innovation, students attending orientation day made circuit flashlights.
Sierra College‘s Early Childhood Education faculty arranged for Cheng Xueqin, Director of the Office of Pre-Primary Education, Anji County Department of Education, Zhejiang Province, China to present “Doing/Seeing/Thinking/Making: The Ecology of Anji Play,” at Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College that was well attended by community educators and broadcast live to thousands of people in China.
In the Making Social Change course at Folsom Lake College, the class talked about Indian independence, and about the emblematic role of khadi – handspun and hand-woven cloth – in the movement. Building upon the prototype Erica Tyler (Anthropology) developed, students created drop spindles using dowels, hooks, and laser cut whorls. Find more of Zack Dowell’s great curriculum ideas on his blog.