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November 2021 - Cranky Contraptions

Nov. 13, 2021

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On Saturday, November 13th, UTeach Maker partnered with ACE Family Maker Space to host the second workshop of the Fall semester. This workshop focused on using still objects to create moving contraptions powered by a crank.

October 2021 - Shadowbox Workshop

Oct. 29, 2021

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On Friday, October 29th, UTeach Maker partnered with The Foundry Maker Space to host its first workshop of the Fall semester. The workshop focused on using 3D printers and Makita Drills to create a shadow box.

September 2021 - Make a Game

Sept. 7, 2021

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Tuesday, September 7th, marked our first fall cohort meeting of 2021. It was the first time we have seen each other in person since the pandemic so what better way to start off than having a team challenge.

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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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May 2019 - UTeach Make For All Meet-Up

May 20, 2019

05-20-2019 Picture 1On Monday, May 20th, UTeach Maker hosted a Make For All meet-up to kick-off their commitment to the Make For All initiative. There were over 40 participants representing over 20 universities from UTeach replication sites. The evening began with a showcase of making that has been taking place at UT-Austin and from members of the Austin maker community. Participants had a chance to see student projects from the Step 1 final maker project and create their own UTeach Make For All button.

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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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May 2019 - Maker Showcase Presentations

May 7, 2019

05-07-2019 Picture 1On Tuesday, May 7th, UTeach Maker had their monthly cohort meeting and Spring 2019 Maker Showcases. The evening kicked off with a maker playground, where participants in UTeach Maker and their mentors shared projects they have been working on. Lauren from MathHappens shared her laser-cut math manipulatives, including a new elastic Cartesian plane that folds to become a parabola. Caroline shared a dress that she sewed, plus Jean and Juliet let other play with their creation that allows students to visualize sine waves through pulleys, string, with a radian unit circle.

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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.

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April 2019 - Cardboard Concepts Team Challenge

April 2, 2019

04-02-2019 Picture 1On Tuesday, April 2nd, UTeach Maker held our monthly cohort meeting in Painter Hall. The evening started with a Taco Tuesday dinner where UTeach Makers and Mentors has an opportunity to catch-up on recent developments and share about their experiences. The theme of the evening was cardboard and STEM. J. E. Johnson from Texas Performing Arts gave a demonstration of some student-friendly tools for cutting and shaping cardboard, such as the Dremel Moto-saw.

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March 2019 - Drones, Drones, Drones

March 10, 2019

03-10-2019 Picture 1 On 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.