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STEM Education

White House Honors Champions Of Change

"Champions of Change is where the White House can celebrate individuals who empower and inspire their communities. This may be through social programs, education, job creation or any other aspect of making."
STEM Education

National Week of Making –

“Makers and builders and doers -- of all ages and backgrounds -- have pushed our country forward, developing creative solutions to important challenges and proving that ordinary Americans are capable of achieving the extraordinary when they have access to the resources they need.” – President Obama

Making Makers – Hope Street Group

Making Makers, the second in the Makers Series by Alcoa Foundation and Hope Street Group, takes a candid look at competency and credentialing systems in the industry to overcome the frequently faced education, training and recruitment challenges. The report frames solutions, identifies best practices and goes on to propose an innovative model for a fully integrated manufacturing ecosystem.

Maker Vault Opens at Robert C. Byrd Institute

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is celebrating the opening of its new makerspace on Friday, May 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. - 1050 FOURTH AVENUE HUNTINGTON, WV 25701

Fab@School Maker Studio – FableVision Learning

Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers—a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves.