News Category: workshop

April 2020- Making for Health & Well Being - Virtual

April 20, 2020

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On Saturday, April 18th, UTeach Maker used ZOOM to host our first-ever virtual weekend workshop. Makers and mentors spent time working together to use making as an outlet for de-stressing and focusing on self-care and health.

February 2020- pi-top Workshop

Feb. 9, 2020

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On Saturday, February 7th, UTeach Maker partnered with pi-top to host the first weekend workshop of the Spring semester at the UT Austin. Future teachers from UT Austin and St. Edwards University, as well as current teachers from the local area, had an opportunity to try out their coding skills. 

December 2019 - Holiday String Art Workshop

Dec. 9, 2019

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On Sunday, December 8th, UTeach Maker partnered with St. Edwards's University to host the final weekend workshop of the Fall semester at the UT Austin. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation, future teachers from St. Edwards and UT Austin had another opportunity to build and create together. 

November 2019 - Cardboard Connections Workshop

Nov. 10, 2019

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On Sunday, November 10th, UTeach Maker partnered with St. Edwards's University to host this third weekend workshop of the Fall semester at the SEU. The workshop focused on using a variety of cardboard construction techniques in the classroom.

October 2019 - Maker Tools and Team Building Workshop

Oct. 22, 2019

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On Sunday, October 20th, UTeach Maker partnered with St. Edwards's University to host this second weekend workshop of the Fall semester at the Ann Richards Makerspace. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation students from St. Edwards and UT Austin had the chance to build and create together. The workshop started with a Freebirds lunch and a time to catch up and explore the space.

September 2019 - Computational Tinkering Workshop

Sept. 15, 2019

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On Sunday, September 15th, UTeach Maker partnered with SEU to host this first weekend workshop of the Fall semester. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation students from St. Edwards and UT Austin had the chance to build and create together. The workshop started with dinner and conversations, providing students from the different programs time to get to know each other. In addition, students participated in a community circle to share their backgrounds.

April 2019 - Printmaking and E-Textile Workshop

April 14, 2019

04-14-2019 Picture 1On Sunday, April 14th, UTeach Maker held a weekend workshop at St. Edward's University about printmaking and creating e-textiles. Our UTeach Maker Mentor, Alex Morrison, lead the workshop. The workshop kicked-off with a lesson about the history of printmaking using engravings. Participants found portraits online and then tranced the image on a sheet of paper by holding it over their laptop screen.

March 2019 - Drones, Drones, Drones

March 10, 2019

03-10-2019 Picture 1On Sunday, March 10th, UTeach Maker hosted a weekend workshop at Ann Richards Middle School called Drones, Drones, Drones. This workshop, lead by UTeach Maker Mentor Oren Connell, provided an opportunity for participants to assemble and pilot their own quad-copter drones. The workshop started with a lesson about the physics of how drones work, and how their motors and propellers provide lift.

February 2019 - Mathematical Bookbinding

Feb. 17, 2019

02-17-2019 Picture 1On Sunday February 17th, UTeach Maker had a weekend workshop featuring mathematical bookbinding lead by UTeach Maker Mentor and PhD student, Natalie Freed. Inspired by Japanese binding techniques, participants learned the mathematics behind bookbinding in order to create custom patterns where threads did not overlap. Natalie shared the history behind the binding techniques and showed several examples of both traditional books as well as her own creations.

December 2018 - Programmable Snow Globe Workshop

Dec. 9, 2018

IMG_0723 copy On Sunday 12/9, UTeach Maker joined with students from Topper Teach at St. Edwards University to create programmable snow globes using circuit playground technology. A grant from The Powell Foundation made this partnership possible. Students from both programs worked together all afternoon making their unique creations. From snow globes featuring Wonder Woman and The Hulk, to those featuring Rudolf and Santa, each was a unique and personal creation.