Maker Ed Announces Maker Certification for Its Maker Corps Program

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PRESS RELEASE: Maker Ed Announces Maker Certification for Its Maker Corps Program Maker Ed partners with Sonoma State University and the CSU Chancellor’s Office to offer a Maker Certificate to participants of the Maker Corps program. Oakland, CA, June 1, 2015: In close partnership with Sonoma State University (SSU), Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed)’s Maker Corps […]

Cognizant Announces Support of 15 Maker Corps Host Sites in 2015

Today, Cognizant announced its sponsorship of 15 of our Maker Corps Host Sites in 2015, as part of its ongoing initiatives to inspire student interest in STEM careers. This support will enable Maker Ed’s Maker Corps program to provide increased access to maker education at Host Sites in new communities –– including communities in rural and underserved areas –– […]

Announcing Maker Corps 2015 Host Sites

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We are thrilled to announce our Maker Corps Host Sites for 2015! For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. (Our interactive map may be found here). […]

Announcing Maker Corps 2015: Join us for Info Sessions in Early December

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We’re excited to announce the 2015 Maker Corps program! Be a host site! For 2015, like in years past, Maker Ed will collaborate with host sites to outreach, train, and support Maker Corps Members, who, as summer staff at host sites, will bring maker activities and approaches to summer programming for a variety of youth and […]

Meet a Maker: Sharon Lee

This profile is part of a blog series called Meet a Maker, where we’re highlighting the experiences and insights of maker educators in Maker Ed’s programs. The Basics Full Name: Sharon Lee Maker Ed Program, Site Name & Site Location: Maker Corps, Stony Point Elementary – Albemarle County, Keswick, VA Hometown: Annandale, VA Background: Current student at the University of Virginia studying […]

Meet a Maker: James Oplinger

This profile is part of a blog series called Meet a Maker, where we’re highlighting the experiences and insights of maker educators in Maker Ed’s programs. The Basics Full Name: James Logan Oplinger Maker Ed Program, Site Name & Site Location: Maker Corps, Making & Tinkering @ ASU Camps, located at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center (within TechShop) Hometown: Apache […]

Meet a Maker: Bobby Raggazino

This profile is part of a blog series called Meet a Maker, where we’re highlighting the experiences and insights of maker educators in Maker Ed’s programs. The Basics Full Name: Robert Thomas Raggazino, but most people call me Bobby or Ragz Maker Ed Program, Site Name & Site Location: Maker Corps, The Maker Jawn Initiative at The Free […]

Meet a Maker: Becca Rose

This profile is the first in a blog series called Meet a Maker, where we’re highlighting the experiences and insights of maker educators in Maker Ed’s programs. The Basics Name: Becca Rose Maker Ed Program, Site Name  &  Site Location: Maker Corps, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland Hometown: San Francisco, via Bristol, UK Background: Puppetry and Illustration Quirky Identifier: I […]

5 Minutes with a Maker Corps Member

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by Cassandra Stephens, Maker Corps G+ Community Facilitator Libby Jones Maker Corps Member at the Exploratory in Culver City, CA Hometown: San Francisco Background: BA in American History Quirky Identifier: Loves to throw out random facts at any moment 1. How did you get into making? OR When did you know you were a maker? […]

Maker Ed Announces Incredible Progress on Maker Corps Program at CGI America

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PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Announces Incredible Progress on Maker Corps Program at CGI America Impact will Reach More Than 140,000 Youth and Families Denver, CO,  June 25, 2014 – Maker Ed’s Interim Executive Director had the honor of reaffirming Maker Ed’s commitment to our Maker Corps program on stage with President Clinton at the Clinton […]