Sierra College Announces Community Makerspace Partnerships that will be Enhanced by Grant

As a participant in the CCC Maker seed grant program, Sierra College was eligible to apply for an implementation grant. Through the efforts of a team made up of faculty, students, community makerspace members and college leaders, Sierra College was awarded a $350,000 makerspace implementation grant, eligible for renewal for a second year.  The following news items provide more details:

Sierra College earns $350,000 Makerspace grant

(This article originally appeared in the The Union on July 26, 2017.)

Sierra College was awarded a $350,000 California Community College Maker Grant, renewable for a second year, from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.

Sierra College was one of 24 colleges to receive a grant to create an inclusive makerspace community, provide internships, and develop curriculum to prepare students with innovation and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the regional economy.

The Curious Forge was started in Grass Valley in 2011, with equipment for metal working, woodworking, clay work, sewing textiles, electronics and making jewelry used by over 70 creative, community minded artists, engineer and crafts people, said Liam Ellerby, Founder. …

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Sierra College to Build Up Makerspaces with $350,000 Grant

(This article originally appeared in Campus Technology on 7-31-2017 By Rhea Kelly)

California’s Sierra College is investing in makerspaces with a $350,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The college was one of 24 to receive a CCC Maker grant to “create an inclusive makerspace community, provide internships, and develop curriculum to prepare students with innovation and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the regional economy.”

The college has partnered with Hacker Lab in Rocklin, Curious Forge in Grass Valley, and Truckee Roundhouse in Truckee in a collaborative effort devoted to sharing best practices, preparing students with STEAM skills and developing a model for college makerspace communities. “We’ve made a conscious decision to partner with community makerspaces … that are near our campuses and reflect the unique culture, interests and businesses in each part of the region,” explained Willy Duncan, Sierra College superintendent/president, in a statement.

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