Makerspaces

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Making Competence,  Making Confidence

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Making Competence, Making Confidence

Not feeling like a legitimate maker? The sinking sensation is more common than you may think. Here’s how beat imposter syndrome when it strikes.

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Maker (Educator) Spotlight: Emily Burk

Maker (Educator) Spotlight: Emily Burk

Emily Burk brings “big learning” to life for students and colleagues in the high school makerspace she helped found in Anna, TX.

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What Drives Makerspaces On Campus

What Drives Makerspaces On Campus

Makerspaces are becoming a valuable feature of university and college campuses, providing students access to tools, expertise, and space for projects. Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd @ 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT as we talk to people who are working in these campus makerspaces and learn about how they are used and viewed by students, faculty, administration, and alumni.

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University Makerspaces 3: Collaborating with Faculty

University Makerspaces 3: Collaborating with Faculty

Collaboration is key, especially when it comes to faculty

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Emotion and Empathy Are Glue for Makers

Emotion and Empathy Are Glue for Makers

In 2020, Dr. Andreea Gorbatai and two co-authors published a research paper in the journal Organization Science titled: “Making Space for Emotions: Empathy, Contagion, and Legitmacy’s Double-Edged Sword.” It’s about the maker movement and what holds it together. It turns out, it’s not skills and tools as much as it is emotions and empathy — […]

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Make:cast – The Last Place For a Makerspace

Make:cast – The Last Place For a Makerspace

The last place you might expect to find a makerspace is at The George Mark Children’s House, a pediatric palliative care facility in San Leandro, California. It is a place that cares for families who are going through the difficult end-of-life process for their child. I talk with Dr. Joan Fisher, the medical director, and Dr. Gokul Krishnan, a pioneer in the practice of maker therapy who just received a NSF grant to design and build a makerspace at the George Mark House.

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