July & August 2021
Remembering Matt & Celebrating His Birthday
This July, we remember why this all started as July 5th, 2021 was the 19th anniversary of Matt's passing.

On July 14th, 2021 we celebrated what would have been his 32nd birthday.

Through Matt's Maker Space we are able to remember and celebrate Matt and his love for imagination, creativity, and tinkering.
Good luck and wishes for a safe and great new school year from all of us at Matt’s Maker Space. Here’s to hoping we all get back in our maker spaces soon! 
FREE in-person Maker Learning Professional Development for our K-8 educators at the Matt’s Maker Space at The Education Partnership.  
August 19 & 20, morning & afternoon sessions available.
- Cricut Creative Concepts
- Recycled Materials Exploration

Space is limited, submit your registration below and contact James@TheEducationPartnership, c: 412.292.5923 for any additional inquiries.

Taught by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Maker Staff.

Sponsored by Matt’s Maker Space in partnership with The Education Partnership.

Feel free to invite other teachers from your schools.
Ribbon Cutting at
The Education Partnership
Partnered with ANSYS and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, we are very excited about our new Matt's Maker Space at The Education Partnership. This partnership will be aiding in increasing the accessibility of STEAM and maker materials to schools throughout Southwestern PA!

To see the full video of the ribbon cutting, click here.
Point Park University's MMS Receives NSF Grant
Point Park University has won a NSF Grant to implement pre-service teacher training in their Matt's Maker Space Lab.

We are very proud and excited for them for this accomplishment and can't wait to see the trainings in action (especially in their upcoming grand opening this August)!
Western Psychiatric Update

The Franklin Building is taking shape! Our outpatient maker space is almost ready to open. Stay tuned for grand opening information in our September newsletter.

The inpatient facility is taking more time and we are hoping for an early December opening. Stay tuned!
Matt's Maker Space in Higher Education
Our Matt’s Maker Space at Point Park University [PPU] is another first for us -- our first university. As a lab in Point Park’s School of Education, they have goals of teaching “STREAM” (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to their students, who are pre-service teachers.
Making in The Schools
Read about how Matt's Maker Space began in Mt. Lebanon School District, and how it has expanded and given children the unique opportunity for STEAM learning.
Matt’s Maker Space grows to 30 locations, including the first out of state
First appearing in Kidsburgh and featured in NEXTpittsburgh, Noelle discusses Matt's Maker Space's growth and updates on our 30th location!
Through our generous donors and grants, we have been able to provide spaces and opportunities for children. If you know of any grants or would like to make a tax deductible donation please click on the links to the right. All funding goes to supporting our STEAM learning spaces or programming in our Matt's Maker Spaces.