Lawrence Hall of Science’s Open Make: deBUG coming up!

The Lawrence Hall of Science hosts an exciting public event, Open Make: deBUG, this upcoming Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am to 3pm. The “deBUG” theme connects to makers and activities who are inspired by insects, as well as work related to problem-solving, tinkering, and fixing! Our Young Makers will also be a critical part […]

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 […]

MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

by Rebecca Grabman, MAKESHOP Manager MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is excited to welcome a second year of Maker Corps Members in 2014! As part of the museum’s mission to provide innovative experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity, MAKESHOP was created in 2011 as a place for families and children of all ages to […]

The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota

by Justin Spencer, Youth & Family Program Manager  The Bakken Museum, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and its potential for social good by helping people, especially young people explore the history and nature of electricity and magnetism. Founded by Earl Bakken, the well-known cardiac pacemaker pioneer and entrepreneur, The Bakken […]

EdVenture Children’s Museum – Maker Works

by Laura Ybarra | Education Services Coordinator Calling all makers!  It’s time to crank up your ingenuity and imagination in Maker Works – EdVenture’s new workshop for tinkerers, inventors, and artists alike.  Designed for ages 5 and older, Maker Works provides the space, materials, and tools.  You supply the ideas and the imagination! For the second year […]

New Maker Annex and More at Returning Maker Corps Host Site Children’s Museum of Houston

By Cheryl McCallum, Director of Education, Children’s Museum of Houston For Summer 2014, three Maker Corps Members will help the Children’s Museum of Houston kick off their new Maker Annex this summer, developing new activities and implementing them with visitors to the Invention Convention exhibit.   Our Corps Members will also work with students in the Museum’s Community Science […]

Maker Corps at Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio

By Margaret Aiken | Director of Visitor Engagement Great Lakes Science Center is excited to host two Maker Corps Members this summer in Cleveland, Ohio! Great Lakes Science Center is not just a science center: we are also a NASA Visitor Center, the founding home of MC2 STEM High School and the Cleveland Water Alliance, home of […]

Maker Corps and Maker-Space at Omaha Children’s Museum

By Tyler Swain, Creative Arts and Maker-Space Lead       In June 2013 Omaha Children’s Museum embarked on a new chapter of engaging the imagination and creating an excitement about learning by opening Maker-Space, a hands-on permanent exhibit where guests are encouraged to use real tools, new technologies and an ever-changing lineup of materials to […]

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, […]