They just keep coming: Who’s in?

A big welcome to the latest members of our academic initiative! Remember, you only have until this Friday at midnight to apply. Those who do so now will also have their $75 application fee waived. Good stuff and we can’t wait to see what you create with us!

YOUNG MAKERS, BAY AREA AND ACROSS THE U.S. The Young Makers Program connects like-minded young people with adult mentors and fabricators to organize opportunities for kids to dream up and develop projects for Maker Faire each year. They encourage kids to develop projects based on their own interests and ideas. Projects have included a pedal-powered trolley, furniture that doubles as a hamster habitat, a fire-breathing dragon, a seesaw water pump, an animatronic galloping horse, and a mobile spy camera. They all work together to create a collaborative culture of creativity, innovation and experimentation. In addition, they bring the clubs together monthly at the Exploratorium to explore different kinds of making and to talk about their own work in progress. In the Young Makers Program, there are no winners and losers; the focus is on exhibition, not competition.

burkes_wordmark_fullname_greenKATHERINE DELMAR BURKE SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Burke’s mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. THEIR school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

logo_1786FRIENDS SEMINARY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Friends Seminary is a K-12 school located in Manhattan. Founded in 1732 in the Quaker tradition, we emphasize academics, peace, the arts, community service and athletics. We use technology in a wide range of creative purposes through 3D design, programming, electronics and multimedia. We strive to help our students go beyond passive uses of technology and become designers, thinkers and makers of technology. We have two Cube 3D printers, a 3DTouch triple extruder printer ready to print out our cool ideas.

THE SCHOOL AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSTIY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. The School at Columbia University is an independent kindergarten through 8th grade school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Now home to nearly 500 children, The School known for its commitment to concept-based differentiated teaching, its integration of educational technology and its diverse student population.

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THE ALLEN-STEVENSON SCHOOL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. The Allen-Stevenson School, founded in 1883, is a non-sectarian elementary school for boys in Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the School draws over 400 students from many New York City neighborhoods. Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON, THINKLAB, FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA. ThinkLab is the exciting new makerspace located in the Simpson Library at the University of Mary Washington. As a collaboration between the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, the College of Education, and the Library, ThinkLab hosts a variety of emerging technologies and tools for students and faculty across all disciplines. 3D printing, robotics, and electronics work using Arduinos and simple breadboard kits are just some of the many exciting things happening at ThinkLab. If you’re interested in visiting ThinkLab check our calendar for the hours of operation or get in touch to schedule a class visit!

THE CENTER SCHOOL, BRANCHBURG, NEW JERSEY. The Center School’s mission is to mentor and support students in order to empower them to reach their fullest potential through a comprehensive program tailored to the specific needs of each student. Student programs are based on current research and goals/objectives as outlined in student Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The ultimate goal for each Center  School student is to be able to function well in whatever setting he/she may next experience. This may be a return to a local school, college, armed services, or any combination of these opportunities.

GLEN ELLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS. The Glen Ellyn Public Library serves a community of 27,000. Their mission is to serve the community as a vibrant center of learning, information and discovery. To further that mission they provide a variety of relevant resources including access to a 3D printer, a technology petting zoo, and many classes on emerging technologies. In addition to serving patrons within the library building they bring their resources, technological and human, to area schools, businesses, and events. The students at middle schools in this area have loved using Tinkercad to design all sorts of wonderful objects. The workshops have been successful both in the library and at the schools. The library has been promoting their workshops within the community for over a year now. They have presented on Tinkercad and the 3D printing workshops to students, fellow librarians, and college students.

SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL, FRISCO, COLORADOSummit High School is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and North Central Association of Colleges and High Schools.