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. 

Project Updates August 2018
Recent CCC Maker initiative activities included:
  • 322 people have downloaded the California Community College Makerspace Startup Guide Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future
  • CCC Maker teams participated in the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) conference held at Stanford August 3-5, 2018 
  • CCC Maker submitted a report to the California Community College Chancellor's Office summarizing initiative results from January to June 2018
  • Colleges finalized implementation budgets and work plans for year two of implemention
  • Colleges submitted quarterly fiscal and narrative reports in July documenting student impact through community, curriculum, internships and makerspaces
Impact of College Makerspaces

During year one of implementation, CCC Maker's positive impact on students and the colleges' makerspace communities was captured through the colleges' quarterly reports. A dashboard presents the colleges' submitted data on the CCC Maker website celebrating our collective effort. Results can be seen by college or for the 24 colleges as a whole.  Some of the cumulative results in year one include:
  • 16,566 students accessed makerspaces in 1216 student activities and earned 443 badges
  • 869 students were recruited for internships and 576 received pre-placement training
  • 600 employers were recruited and provided 209 internships
  • 195 advisory committee meetings were held & industry partners gave 2,227 match hours 
  • 1,081 faculty members attended 360 professional development activities
ISAM Selects Three CCC Maker Papers and One Video

The International Symposium on Academic  Makerspaces  ( ISAM ) selected three CCC Maker papers to be presented at the August conference as well as showed the Sacramento City College video - Making a Makerspace Part II by Michelle Zamora.

Thanks to our partner, Brie Lindsey, PhD, with the California Council on Science & Technology, who co-authored these papers with our teams: 
  • Growing A Network of Makerspaces in California Community Colleges: Moving Towards Implementation and Adoption (CCC Maker) by Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Deborah Bird and Brie Lindsey
  • Santa Maria's Central Coast Makerspace Collaborative: A Network of Internal and External Partners (Allan Hancock College) by Robert Mabry, Suzanne Valery and Brie Lindsey
  • Making Across the Curriculum: Multidisciplinary Making at Folsom Lake College by Zachary Dowell and Brie Lindsey
In attendance were representatives from California Community Colleges including: Allan Hancock College, Cabrillo College, City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, College of San Mateo, Folsom Lake College, Moorpark College, Sierra College and Woodland Community College.
Colleges Tell Their Makerspace Stories 

Foothill College is offering a a donor-funded training program in August to give women, especially women of color and other minority identities, the skills and certification to manage collaborative makerspaces.

San Bernardino Valley College installed an EPSON direct-to-garment printer, complete with a heat press and pre-treater machine and then provided training for students so they will be able to use and maintain it for IE Accelerator.

College of the Canyons established summer hours open to the community at their MakerSpace on the Valencia Campus on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Sierra College student interns, studying Mechatronics and Welding, developed a detailed design concept and fabrication proposal for an art-inspired "Grand Entrance" gateway in preparation for the City of Rocklin Mini-Maker Faire that expects 8000 attendees in October.

City College of San Francisco students formed a Maker Club as a forum for students to share their maker projects and collaborate with others, learn new making skills, find out about maker-related courses and develop leadership skills.

Hartnell College offered community activities in June including HTML and CSS workshops, Girl Scouts completing the Digital Making badge and a workshop on programming with Python for Raspberry Pi.

Allan Hancock College students are interning at the Discovery Museum makerspace that opened on May 5. They are cross-training on the equipment: button making, knitting machine, Cricut, 3D printers, Spheros, drones, looms and Lego Mindstorm robots.

Moreno Valley College hosted a Cyber Camp in June for 117 middle and high school students who learned and practiced cybersecurity and coding. The camp culminated in Cyber Challenges in Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 and a Coding Olympics Team Challenge.

Golden West College conducted a Design Thinking experience at the Imaginology Fair where students were shown a polluted beach image and encouraged to empathize with the need for a clean environment, then define the core problem of waste management, followed by ideating on possible solutions, and finally used recycled materials to create mosaic art pieces now on display at the makerspace.

Moorpark College hosted summer camp for 30 middle school students in the makerspace in June where they designed and fabricated a woodworking project using plywood, 2×4 pieces of lumber, cordless drills and screws.

Folsom Lake College makerspace is working on a fermentation science initiative, integrating Biology, Chemistry and Nutrition with Internet of Things technologies with plans for workshops, activities, courses and certificates.

To see college blog posts go to resources on the CCC Maker website.
Contributions to Educational Makerspace Knowledge

Recent Press:
  • CCST Press Release (8-3-18) CCST and California Community Colleges Welcome Makerspace Education Leaders to ISAM 2018 at Stanford
  • Mercury News (7-24-18) Foothill to start a tech training program for women by Kristin Lam 
  • IFAI Fabric Architecture Magazine (7-1-18) Recruiting the next generation of workers by Pamela Mills-Senn 
  • Make Magazine (6-19-18) Overcoming Struggles Through People, Community, and Creating Change By Gina Lujan
  • Campus Technology (6-18-10) California Community Colleges Publish Makerspace Startup Guide by Rhea Kelly
  • CBS Good Day Sacramento (6-12-18) Sierra College Robotics Club

  • Allan Hancock College and representatives from the Central Coast Makerspace attended the Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics Conference and presented "Making it Work: A Case Study in Multiple Partner Makerspace Collectives." 
  • Allan Hancock College, Folsom Lake College and CCC Maker presented papers at ISAM and Sacramento City College's video was shown in August
Important Dates

Aug. 25 Moreno Valley College will reveal the iMAKEMOBILE  at the college Welcome Day 

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

Oct. 6 Rocklin Mini Maker Faire at Sierra College

Oct. 19-20 MakerEd 4th Annual Maker Educator Convening in San Jose - CCC Maker present

Nov. 9  Industrial Fabrics Association International in Irvine - Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CCC Maker, Statewide Director, will be speaking on industry trends and preparing for innovation

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.