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October 2019- Designing a Makerspace Classroom

Oct. 14, 2019

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On Tuesday, October 8th, UTeach Makers participated in our second cohort meeting of Fall 2019.The cohort meeting was lead by UTeach Maker Teaching Fellow, Kira Lowery, and current UTeach Maker, Phllips Adebayo. The two innovative educators demonstrated how to set up and use a classroom makerspace.

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April 2017 - Maker Showcase Presentations & Circuit Blocks

April 25, 2017

UTeach Maker Cohort Meeting 04-25-2017 - Photo 1After two semesters with UTeach Maker, Paige Arneson and Hannah Spock were excited to show everybody the progress they had made by presenting their Maker Showcases. Highlighting her passion for biology and sewing, Paige presented her e-textile circulatory system. Her design involved using conductive thread, fabric, sewable LEDs, and a Lilypad Arduino that would light-up to demonstrate circulation in the human body.

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April 2017 - A Night at Articulture Design

April 11, 2017

UTeach Maker Cohort Meeting 04-11-2017 - Photo 1Articulture Designs and UTeach Maker got together for a night celebrating the intersection of Making and the natural world. This was a chance for Makers and nature lovers to mingle. The night featured Articulture Designs founder and lead designer Monique Capanelli, who shared her own Maker journey. Dinner was served outdoors in the Articulture gardens.

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March 2017 - SXSW Create and New Spring 2017 Maker Cohort

March 11, 2017

UTeach Maker Cohort Meeting 03-11-2017 - Photo 0It is with great pleasure that we had the opportunity on March 11th to formally welcome our Spring 2017 UTeach Maker Cohort!

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February 2017 - Visit to Ann Richards Makerspace - Part 2

Feb. 21, 2017

UTeach Maker Cohort Meeting 02-21-2017 - Photo 1Continuing on the "Six Inch Chop Saw Challenge", the UTeach Makers returned to Ann Richards Middle School for their second challenge: to built a perfect 8 foot x 8 foot x 8 foot cube. Using measuring tapes, pencils, squares, and the chop saw, Oren Connell gave the Makers the required specifications and left to themselves to determine how they would accomplish the task.

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January 2017 - Visit to Ann Richards Makerspace - Part 1

Jan. 31, 2017

Cohort Meeting - 01-31-2017 - Photo 1On Tuesday 1/31/2017 UTeach Makers and mentors got together to visit the Ann Richards Makerspace. Mentors Patrick Benfield and Oren Connell led the night. UTeach Makers learned new skills through competing in the "Six Inch Chop Saw Challenge" and we discussed how to use tools safely with students. Current UTeach Makers also presented some of their recent work and displayed their Maker Showcases. And, there was plenty of yummy food, of course.