What is Happening in the College Makerspaces
Sierra College developed a noncredit series of courses leading to a "Entrepreneurship for Makers" Certificate of Completion that was approved by the College's Curriculum Committee and Academic Senate, and the Chancellor's Office. The courses are: (BUS 800) New World of Work, 21st Century Skills, (BUS 801) Starting a New Business, and (CET 804) Prototyping for Product Design.
College of Alameda held a grand opening for the Fab Lab on September 27; the 1900 sq. ft. space hosts digital fabrication equipment including CNC Routers, 3D printers, heat presses, transfer printer, desktop cutter and an embroidery sewing machine.
Golden West College developed "Dream Big" and shared the video funded in part by CCC Maker that demonstrates how the college guided 120 middle school students through the design thinking process to design a better backpack.
Folsom Lake College professors Zack Dowell (Makerspace lead) and Diane Carlson (Sociology) are iterating the 2.0 version of their course Making Social Change. Working in the makerspace, students explore social movements and the ways that they use tools to enact change.
Sacramento City College is offering a new class MAKR 299 (Everyone Can Code), has installed a Glowforge laser cutter and Tormach metal CNC machine, is offering workshops in 3D resin printing and Arduino basics, and has added a weekly movie night to attract students to the makerspace.
American River College Design Hub makerspace intern used the laser engraver to create a Spanish pronoun game board.
Moreno Valley College brought together students, faculty, administrators and industry professionals to explore a wide set of ideas for the iMAKE Innovation Center and to create a shared vision and build consensus for adoption of initial design principles for the makerspace.
re-instituted MakerMonday where students can make a cool fun project in less than an hour.
Allan Hancock College's makerspace partnered with Hancock's Winery & the Culinary Arts Program to host the inaugural Harvest Festival Makerspace on Friday, October 12, that was attended by 100 people and built awareness across campus.