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

Maker Ed's Lisa Regalla prepares to present at CGI America

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 […]

Maker Ed Goes to Washington: A Multi-Perspective Look at the White House Maker Faire

Pictured (from Left to Right): Rachel Alper, Matthew Tung, Andrew Ke, Davis Dunaway, Samantha McGinnis, Lendy Dunaway

On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, several members of the Maker Ed team were in Washington D.C. to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire. In this post, each shares his/her own account of and reflections from the day: Lisa Regalla, Interim Executive Director The most powerful thing about the White House Maker Faire to me was the […]

Maker Corps: A Second Year in the Making

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by Cassandra Stephens, Maker Corps G+ Community Facilitator Cassandra was a Maker Corps member last year, and is currently our Maker Corps Google+ Community Facilitator. In this series of blog posts, she writes about her experience with the Maker Corps program. In its second year, Maker Ed’s Maker Corps program continues to strive towards the vision […]

Maker Corps Host Sites in Miami, FL

A S.T.E.A.M.ing hot Maker Ed coalition is coming to Miami! Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, MIAMade at The LAB Miami, and REM Learning Center’s Play Make Share Program are proud to be teaming up with Maker Education Initiative to kickstart Maker Education in Miami-Dade County Florida. As hosts of the Maker Corps Summer […]

A summer of Making and Maker Corps at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA

By Bridget Rigby, Learning Director, The Tech Museum of Innovation Summer is a great time for prototyping, learning, and making at The Tech! The Tech’s Maker Corps members will lead Maker prototyping sessions throughout the summer. Find them in The Tech Studio tinkering with favorite Maker technologies, from MaKey MaKey that turns bananas into pianos […]

Maker Corps 2014 Host Site – Assemble

Introducing Assemble A Community Space for Art + Technology Founded in 2011, Assemble is an open community space for arts and technology located in Pittsburgh’s urban Friendship/Garfield neighborhood. We unite artists, technologists, and makers with our neighbors of all demographics. Assemble provides a platform for experiential learning, opening creative processes and building confidence through making. […]