Cognizant’s Making the Future U.S. 2014 After-school and Summer Program Grants Now Accepting Applications

Cognizant has opened up the 2014 grant application period for Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs.   Child-serving U.S. non-profit organizations wishing to run after-school, in-school, and summer maker programs can apply from October 1 through November 15, 2013.  Programs must support the program’s mission, which is to inspire young learners in the STEM disciplines by providing fun, […]

Celebrating Our Maker Corps Mentor Class of 2013

By Steve Davee, Director of Education and Communications 19 States. 34 Host Sites. 108 Maker Corps Mentors.   As our pilot summer of Maker Corps winds down, we at Maker Ed would like to take this opportunity to thank and officially acknowledge our Maker Corps Members and their newly earned status as “Maker Corps Mentors.” […]

A Teacher’s Reflections on Maker Corps and Maker Faire Detroit

By Mary Foulke, Maker Corp Member, The Henry Ford   “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right”   This famous quote, from Henry Ford, kept running through my mind this past weekend at Maker Faire Detroit.  In fact, it has continued to run through my mind as I […]

Tinker, Hack, Invent at The Henry Ford

By Christopher Hemler, Curator of Education, The Henry Ford (Dearborn, MI)   Founded in 1929 by Henry Ford as the Edison Institute Schools, The Henry Ford has grown into America’s Greatest History Attraction. A single destination with five distinct attractions, it includes Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory […]

Maker Corps at The Science Museum of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Center

By Keith Braafladt, Director, Learning Technologies Center     The Science Museum of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Center (LTC) is very excited to be able to host Maker Corps members this summer.   LTC’s approach to education research and development melds science, technology, art, design and engineering, encouraging individual and small-group learners to play, experiment and create their […]

Introducing The Works, a Maker Corps Host Site

  By Guest Contributor Jessalyn Johnson, Education Programs Manager, The Works     What is The Works? The Works is a hands-on museum in Bloomington Minnesota that makes learning about engineering, science, and technology fun. Our interactive exhibits, activities and make & take projects are designed for family fun and exploration, especially for kids in grades K […]

Introducing Maker Corps Host Site COSI

By Guest Contributor  Jaclyn Reynolds, COSI’s Public Relations and Social Media Manager     COSI (Center Of Science and Industry) is Columbus’ dynamic hands-on science center. Our mission is to inspire interest in science and encourage people to want to learn more about their world.  We’ve been in the Columbus community for nearly 50 years and continue […]

Making and Maker Corps at the Newark Museum

  By Guest Contributor Kim Robledo-Diga, Newark Museum Director for Innovation and Learning Since its beginning, in 1909, Newark Museum has been an institution of art, science, technology and history. Within those areas the Museum has been guided by the philosophy of constructivist learning – a focus on self-guided, hands-on, and interactive learning through the use of […]