Maker Ed Partners with the Boy Scouts’ Exploring Program and Cognizant to Expand Opportunities for Making to Youth

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Partners with the Boy Scouts’ Exploring Program and Cognizant to Expand Opportunities for Making to Youth Partnership will expand the reach and impact of Maker Ed’s Young Makers program.  OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 7, 2016 Maker Ed is excited to announce a unique partnership with The Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program and […]

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 […]

Young Makers 2015: Physical Computing for mentors!

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Last Saturday, March 7, 2015, Maker Ed ran a professional development workshop for Young Makers mentors, entitled Physical Computing: Tinkering with Light, Sound, and Motion. With the generous support of the Google RISE award, we were thrilled to lead a workshop that introduced the concept of physical computing, an area that melds the physical with the […]

Young Makers 2015: Welcome our Regional Coordinators!

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The Young Makers program is off to a new and exciting start this 2015 season! In the Bay Area, we have partnered with three fantastic organizations and key staff members within each organization to help reach more Young Makers, coordinate cohesive and exciting regional gatherings throughout the season, and bring together new and veteran communities, […]

Maker Ed Selected for Google RISE Award to Engage Underrepresented Youth in Computer Science Education

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PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Selected for Google RISE Award to Engage Underrepresented Youth in Computer Science Education Award will Support Maker Ed’s Young Makers Program To Offer New CS-Related Opportunitie Oakland, CA, February, 2015: Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is thrilled to announce that it is a recipient of the 2015 Google RISE Award, a […]

Seeking Young Makers 2015 Bay Area Regional Coordinators

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Maker Ed is delighted to announce new opportunities related to our Young Makers program for 2015! As in past years, the Young Makers program brings together youth with adult and teen mentors who, together, create a youth-driven project for exhibition at a showcase event. Along the way, they work through challenges with both mentors and […]

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

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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 […]

Open Portfolios: What — and how — are you documenting?

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       Amidst all the Fair(e)s and excitement from one coast to another, it’s been incredible to see how way makers are documenting their work, their excitement, and the community. Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project is investigating just that. Over the past 8 months, in collaboration with our close partners at Indiana University’s Creativity Labs, we have […]