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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.

UTeach Maker Daily Texan Article

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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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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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.

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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.

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October 2018 - PATCHR.io Workshop - Part 1

Oct. 21, 2018

10-21-2018 Picture 1On Sunday October 21st, Eric Schneider, founder and CEO of PATCHR.io was in-house to teach how to create printed circuitboards (PCBs). This workshop took making with electronics to the next level by introducing the software and skills needed to make a custom circuitboard with LEDs that blink and fade. Eric provided numerous examples of circuitboard that could be worn as badges or pins, such as french fries with yellow LEDs or a light-up Christmas tree.

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May 2018 - Maker Showcases

May 1, 2018

05-01-2018 Picture 1On Tuesday May 1st, UTeach Maker hosted out monthly cohort meeting featuring the Maker Showcases of our Spring 2018 UTeach Maker Fellows. The evening started off with an opportunity to our UTeach Makers and Mentors to share projects that have been working on in a Maker Playground. Lauren Siegel of MathHappens shared some of her laser-cut manipulative for teaching about mathematics, Alex Morrison invited people to participate in sewable project that she will be hosting at the 2018 Austin Maker Faire, Jason Harron shared 3D laser-cut art based on Voronoi diagrams, Mao Leonard demonstrated projects she has created in Scratch, Halle Herzog dazzled with her brightly colored threaded flowers, and Arami Rosales defied gravity with her magnetic levitated vehicle track.

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April 2018 - Maker Showcase Workshop

April 8, 2018

04-08-2018 Picture 1 Shelly and Jason hosted a UTeach Maker Showcase workshop on Sunday April 8th to help prepare our upcoming graduates from the program for their portfolio review. About half of the current cohort were there to discuss what they wanted to include in their maker philosophy, to try-out ideas for their maker-centered lessons, and to work on designing their maker projects.