News about California Community Colleges building makerspaces with support from the CCC Maker CCCCO grant under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework. 

See CCC Maker Colleges at the Maker Faire in San Mateo -- Booth 65137
Project Updates May 2018
Recent CCC Maker initiative activities included:
  • CCC Maker with California Council Science & Technology held a symposium on maker curriculum at Folsom Lake College on April 13 with a reception on April 12 hosted by Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College
  • CCC Maker submitted a paper to International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) -- Growing A Network of Makerspaces in California Community Colleges: Moving Towards Implementation and Adoption co-written by Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Deborah Bird & Brie Lindsey. 
  • Colleges developed budgets and work plans for year two of implementation and the Technical Assistance Providers are reviewing them with colleges
  • Colleges submitted quarterly fiscal and narrative reports documenting student impact through community, curriculum, internships and makerspaces
  • Carol Pepper-Kittredge & Deborah Bird were notified that they'll be presenting at the Oct. 19-20 MakerEd 4th Annual Maker Educator Convening in San Jose 
Impact of College Makerspaces Through the Third Quarter

CCC Maker colleges submitted their quarterly reports in May. Below are the cumulative statistics documenting the impact of CCC Maker funded makerspaces through the third quarter. Each quarter, activity seems to be accelerating. See the initiative and college metrics or go to the CCC Maker website homepage under Metrics.

CCC Maker Internships
417 Employers recruited
502 Students recruited
295 Students competed pre-placement training
  49  Students completed CCC Maker internships

Makerspaces
9861 Students in makerspaces
 894  Engagement activities
 410  Badges completed

Curriculum
242 Professional development activities
715 Faculty members engaged
437 Courses access makerspaces

Community
  119  Advisory committee meetings
  192 Blog posts
1260 Employer match hours
4042 Volunteer hours
College Makerspace Implementation News 

Sacramento City College & City College of San Francisco representatives will be speaking on Friday, May 21 at the San Mateo Maker Faire. Several colleges will be at the CCC Maker booth 65137.

Two colleges submitted papers for ISAM -  Allan Hancock College -- "Santa Maria's Central Coast Makerspace Collaborative: A Network of Internal and External Partners" and Folsom Lake College -- "Making Across the Curriculum: Multidisciplinary Making at Folsom Lake College."

Sacramento City College held their Makerspace Grand Opening on May 4.

On April 28, Moreno Valley College and several California Community Colleges joined to engage with the California Cyberhub to host the California Mayors Cup Cyber Competition, linking eight colleges with live video to compete in a 6-hour academic cyber challenge mitigating cyber vulnerabilities.

At the Butte College Create Space, a start-up chocolate company laser cut and etched a point of purchase display. The entrepreneur expects to hire interns from the makerspace next semester.

College of Alameda used the CNC router to cut parts for the Fab Lab workstations and incorporated the college's logo into the tables to promote campus pride.

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College held a Peninsula/South Bay Maker Educator Meetup.

City College of San Francisco students from foreign language, architecture, interior design and graphic design applied design thinking to develop activities for the new collaborative library makerspace to engage students in world language learning.

Woodland Community College created an intern pre-survey to gather information that will assist staff in improving services and capture information to show interns' growth once they complete their internships.

Students showed their projects in the IE Accelerator makerspace booth when San Bernardino Community College hosted 1 Million Cups San Bernardino, a monthly gathering that fosters small business development.

At  Folsom Lake College, a Making Social Change student, who is also an Innovation Center employee, is sharing the laser intaglio process with artists from the college's printmaking course; for example, students used Illustrator's Image Trace functionality to achieve a low-resolution abstraction of a photograph of a family pet.

Sierra College  Tahoe-Truckee Humanities instructor needed some large scrabble letters printed on wood blocks for a leadership activity so the Student Maker-in-Residence designed the letters in Illustrator and produced them using the laser cutter and router.

To see college blog posts go to resources on the CCC Maker website .
Colleges Host Community Maker Events

Moorpark College held a community Maker Fair on campus on April 24 with over 20 different groups participating including artists, musicians, the engineering club and game designers.  

College of the Canyons  hosted the Southern California Makerspace Festival on April 28.   Allan Hancock College  and the Central Coast Makerspace collaborated and staffed a booth at the festival where participants designed custom buttons and earrings. Moorpark College also collaborated on this regional event.

Cabrillo College hosted over 1200 people at the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire on May 5.

Allan Hancock College participated in the second-annual Makerspace Weekend with maker activities on the Santa Maria campus on May 4 and at the Santa Maria Public Library and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Saturday, May 5. 
CCC Maker in the News & at Conferences

Center for Craft University of North Carolina, Asheville (4-16-18) 14th Annual Craft Think Tank: Craft Makerspaces

Make: Education (4-18-18) Learning, Makerspaces, and Community Colleges  by David Cole.

Sacramento City College appeared on CBS 13 - Good Day Sacramento - Segment 1 & Segment 2 


Global Policy Summit (5-8-18) Carol Pepper-Kittredge participated in a panel presentation on the "Future of Work" in Sacramento.   Over 1000 attendees from across the state discussed the intersection of policy and technology. The panel focused on workforce readiness and the education, policies and programs that can build the work force of the future in a technology driven world.
Important Dates

May 18 - 20 Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo

May 23 -- Carol Pepper-Kittredge will speak on Makerspaces to STEM Careers at Infosys Foundation Outlook 202

May 31-June 1 CSU Maker Convening 2018, CSU Sonoma - CCC Maker presentation

June 4 - ISAM 2018 Student posters and video submissions are due

June 15- CCC Maker 4th Quarter Fiscal & Narrative reporting due

July 13 - CCC Maker Annual Fiscal & Narrative reporting due

Aug. 3- 5 - 3rd International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) 2018 Co-hosted by Stanford University and UC Berkeley, at Stanford

Sept. 19-21 National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) will hold a "Making, Inventing & Entrepreneurship" conference in San Francisco.

Oct. 19-20 MakerEd 4th Annual Maker Educator Convening in San Jose -  CCC Maker presentation
Carol Pepper-Kittredge | CCC Maker | 916-660-7801 | Email Carol | CCC Maker Website

The CCC Maker initiative is funded by Grant # 16-203-001 awarded by the California Community College Chancellor'sOffice , Workforce and Economic Development Division, to Sierra Joint Community College District.
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