Makers of New York: Ezgi Ucar

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  Our Maker VISTA member, Karim Willens, was recently invited to participate in a three-day making seminar at the Dreamyard Institute in the Bronx, NY. There, he heard from and met some amazing makers and was inspired to interview a few of them as part of a “Makers of New York” series. In this post, Karim interviews Ezgi […]

Reflections on the National Week of Making

As the final day of the National Maker Faire at University of District of Columbia came to an end, I walked myself, Faire badge still dangling from my neck, towards the Metro station elevator. Throughout the Faire, and the entirety of the 2016 National Week of Making, the Maker Ed staff was in DC giving […]

Maker Corps 2016: A Snapshot of Summer Making

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We are full in the swing of things this 2016 Maker Corps season! We have 78 Maker Corps Members contributing to summer maker education programming at over 40 sites! Summer making opportunities for young people are underway at community centers, libraries, museums, science centers and so many places in between. One of my favorite things […]

Growing Up Making – Sheryl Sotelo

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Welcome to Maker Ed’s “Growing up Making” community blog series that highlights how maker educators have been influenced by family and their community. By sharing stories of what inspires maker educators, we’re excited to showcase the impactful and multigenerational human history of making.  This post was written by Sheryl Sotelo, a long time teacher and Albert Einstein Fellow […]

Growing Up Making – Stephanie Chang

Welcome to Maker Ed’s “Growing up Making” community blog series that highlights how maker educators have been influenced by family and their community. By sharing stories of what inspires maker educators, we’re excited to showcase the impactful and multigenerational human history of making.  This post was written by Stephanie Chang, Director of Programs at Maker Ed. Share your […]

Growing Up Making – Prinda Wanakule

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Welcome to Maker Ed’s “Growing up Making” community blog series that highlights how maker educators have been influenced by family and their community. By sharing stories of what inspires maker educators, we’re excited to showcase the impactful and multigenerational human history of making.  This post was written by Prinda Wanakule, Director of Experience Design and Development at […]

Maker Ed Participates in the National Week of Making

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“During National Week of Making, we recommit to sparking the creative confidence of all Americans and to giving them the skills, mentors, and resources they need to harness their passion and tackle some of our planet’s greatest challenges.” – President Obama Today, President Obama officially proclaimed June 17-23, 2016 as the National Week of Making. […]

The Future of the World in a Hot Air Balloon: Young Makers at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

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As I made my way through this year’s labyrinthine Maker Faire Bay Area, I wasn’t prepared for what would end up catching and keeping my attention. The size, complexity, and novelty of the literal thousands of inventions were certainly impressive, if not inspiring, but they quickly receded into the background against the energy and animation […]