CMU: ' to stimulate discussion about the impact of Making'

"We are excited to join higher education institutions across the country in responding to President Obama's call to expand Maker initiatives. Collaboration is at the core of the Maker Movement, and we look forward to using to stimulate discussion about the impact of Making on learning and innovation," said Farnam Jahanian, CMU's vice president for research. Members of the alliance — universities, community colleges, art and design schools — are seeking to p... Read More

December 12, 2014 — General

MakeSchools announced by OSTP

Yesterday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director John Holdren visited Spelman College’s innovation lab and Makerspace. During this visit he discussed how a subset of higher education institutions have come together to form the Make Schools Alliance. Through, the Alliance will capture best practices and support research that examines the impact of Making on learning, student retention, and degree completion. Read more at the OSTP blog: http://... Read More

December 11, 2014 — Press

Launching our Interview Series

Things are moving quickly with MakeSchools! Less than a week since we launched the site with our first set of University Profiles, we're introducing our interview series. We’re asking leaders in the Maker community to contribute their thoughts on what it means to Make. Each Tiny Interview consists of just 7 important questions, asked of each interviewee so we can highlight a range of perspectives on Making. The interviews are designed to be quick and easy to read so that anyone unfam... Read More

December 10, 2014 — Features

Launching MakeSchools

Over the summer of 2014 and in the run up to the 1st White House Maker Faire, over 150 universities committed to supporting a new generation of Americans who Make. Building on this momentum, we've invited institutional leaders, faculty, students and staff to contribute a series of profiles surveying their investment in and support for Maker Culture on their campuses. We started this with a University Profile which contains 10 questions that broadly survey each university’s engagement wit... Read More

December 5, 2014 — General