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How do we learn through making?

We are often asked to connect our Makerspace’s purpose to learning outcomes. Some are curious to understand how building with LEGO, creating a circuit board or designing a 3D model is connected with the goals of the university as a place that values academic rigor. Our Makerspace users are having fun, stretching their curiosity but […]

Stop Motion and Creative Science

On June 16, 2021, the Makerspace presented two Stop Motion sessions at the Creative Science Communications workshop. The workshop was held for volunteer grad students of Let’s Talk Science, a national charitable organization committed to building youth interest and engagement in science, engineering and technology. Volunteers studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) do hands-on/minds-on […]

WeVideo and The Resemblage Project

In Winter 2021, the Makerspace provided Andrea Charise’s Health Studies class access to WeVideo, a cloud-based editing platform, to create digital stories for the Resemblage Project, “… a multimedia “text” that uses digital storytelling to animate the intergenerational fabric of our lives.” Students also attended in the Makerspace’s WeVideo workshops for an overview of the platform. The Resemblage Project