What does it mean to be a maker?
Tackling real problems, designing solutions, getting your hands dirty and, with community experts, building things together.
What are you doing in the Maker community?
Imagine if everyone, students and teachers had access to a state of the art innovation lab regardless of zip code. Furthermore, imagine if both students and teachers had access and support from highly trained instructors, mentors and artists from the broader community who could help tackle real problems, design solutions and build something together.
To fulfill that vision, we built STE(A)M Truck, a mobile makerspace that visits schools and targets youth most underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math careers. Our bold vision for transforming public education is to bring the change necessary for a 21st century education and park it directly at the school.
Who are some other Makers you admire and why?
Team STE(A)M! Our nonprofit hires local experts as Maker Mentors, STEM Designers and Artists in Residence. Dom, Marsha, Sarah, Keith and Mike are fantastic Makers that I admire because they go above and beyond to ensure our students learn real STEM skills while improving non-cognitive growth. The impact on students has been extraordinary.