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The latest in educational news and research about project-based learning and how to make more makers.

Leveraging Biology to Make Things

Leveraging Biology to Make Things

Authors of “Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero”, Julie Legault and Dr. Justin Pahara talk about making genetic engineering part of the maker’s toolset.

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Deck the Halls with Maker Workshops

Deck the Halls with Maker Workshops

Maker Campus has been gifted with a fantastic maker workshop lineup for the holiday season! Throughout December, you’ll have the chance to learn how to become a Bakeneer (Baking + Engineering), create your own LED Glowing Angel Wings, and everything you ever wanted to know about a Router CNC before you buy one with “Make: […]

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The Biggest Makerspace in a Town of 10,000 or Less

The Biggest Makerspace in a Town of 10,000 or Less

FabLab ICC is located at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. It’s a small town of less than 10,000 people in southeast Kansas. Yet for a town of that size, FabLab ICC with 15,000 sq.ft. of space is large. Jim Correll is the Director of FabLab ICC and Tim Haynes is the Manager. They are […]

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Make:cast – Innovation as a Material Practice

Make:cast – Innovation as a Material Practice

Making stuff, engaging in some form of material practice, is essential for students who are to become innovators, says Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson. She is an Associate Professor of Education and Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture in Montréal, Canada. She is the Director of the Concordia University Innovation Lab. She is also Associate Director […]

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Best Maker Schools: Kent State University

Best Maker Schools: Kent State University

At Kent State University, the Design Innovation Hub is a central resource on campus that provides makespace access and connects to the other makerspaces on campus. What is unique is its focus on fashion, design and art. In this episode, I talk to J.R. Campbell, who is the Executive Director of the Design Innovation Initiative, […]

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Best Maker Schools: University of Maryland

Best Maker Schools: University of Maryland

Makerspaces are becoming a fixture on college and university campuses. In fact, there are often multiple makerspaces on campus. At the University of Maryland, College Park, the growth of makerspaces followed a pattern I’ve seen elsewhere. Student-driven makerspace were started, often as clubs, and then professors started spaces with departmental funding, but now larger makerspaces […]

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