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May 2022 - Showcase Presentations

May 16, 2022

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Tuesday, May 10th was the date of our last Spring 2022 Maker Meeting. Everybody presented their semester-long project geared towards assisting Austin Pets Alive. We also had our first maker showcase presentation since the pandemic happened.

February 2022 - New Members and Austin Pets Alive

Feb. 11, 2022

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Tuesday, February 8th was the date of our first Spring 2022 Maker Meeting. We had some new faces show up and others join us over Zoom. We know some of our makers are busy in other places so we made the meeting hybrid. We also had a representative from Austin Pets Alive join us to talk about their program.

October 2021 - Cardboard Skills

Oct. 5, 2021

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Tuesday, October 5th, was our second fall cohort meeting. The first half was dedicated to teacher panels and the the second half was for teaching cardboard cutting techniques.

UTeach Maker Month

November - Try Out UTeach Maker Month

Nov. 1, 2019

UTeach Maker Month

Throughout November, UTeach Maker will host a variety of open events so that you can see what Maker is all about and ask questions of students who are currently in the program. Please see the attached PDF for more information about "Try Out Maker" month.

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UTeach Maker Featured in the Daily Texan

Oct. 28, 2019

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UTeach Maker students and mentors were recently featured as part of an article in the Daily Texan. Read more in the article UTeach Program Emphasizes Creative Problem Solving in the Classroom.

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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.

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UTeach Maker - STEM FOR ALL Video Showcase

May 13, 2019

05-13-2019 Picture 1Making’ brings ideas to life through the acts of designing, inventing, and building something personally meaningful. As an instructional approach, making can harness the processes of fabrication to promote specific learning outcomes. To support this innovative teaching practice, Noyce recipients at the University of Texas UTeach program (Award #1557155) can participate in UTeach Maker, a micro-credentialing program that helps preservice STEM teachers bring maker-centered instruction into learning environments.

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November 2018 - PATCHR.io Workshop - Part 2

Nov. 18, 2018

11-18-2018 Picture 1On Sunday November 18th, Eric Schneider, founder and CEO of PATCHR.io was back for the second part of the create your own printed circuit-board (PCB) workshop. After the first workshop, UTeach Makers uploaded their PCB designs that were created in PATCHR.io. Over the past month Eric and his crew reviewed the designs for errors and milled them on their Bantam Tools desktop PCB milling machine.