The Maker Movement and Tomorrow's Education in Engineering

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Published on March 19, 2014

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The Maker Movement And Tomorrow’s Education in Engineering

The Maker Movement And Tomorrow’s Education in Engineering

@MikeGreenberg

@MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary

@MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell http://hackandtell.org

How many nerds can you comfortably fit into a ten- foot by thirty-foot storage bay to learn about Arduino? Pop Quiz:

Ten. (Barely.) Answer:

@MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell

@MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell Director, Hacklab North Boynton

@MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell Director, Hacklab North Boynton Producer, Miami Mini Maker Faire

@MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell Director, Hacklab North Boynton Producer, Miami Mini Maker Faire Founder, Makers Union

What is a Maker?

Making is experiential, it’s not about information or content. You can expect to get things like creativity and collaboration from someone, but those things are not subjects you just tell someone how to perform. 
 Dale Dougherty
 President, Maker Media Inc

A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources.

A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources. is strongly motivated to share knowledge.

A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources. is strongly motivated to share knowledge. encourages the democratization of technology.

A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources. is strongly motivated to share knowledge. encourages the democratization of technology. is inclusive to other curious individuals.

Characteristics of a supportive maker environment

Characteristics of a supportive maker environment open and diverse community culturally-reinforced inclination to share regular collaborative exercises

Maker-Infrastructure

Public Municipal Facilities libraries are becoming repurposed uniquely to their surrounding communities

Public Municipal Facilities libraries are becoming repurposed uniquely to their surrounding communities museums are partnering with organizations to bring maker-focused programming to their communities

Educational Institutions

Educational Institutions primary schools are introducing STEM-themed curriculum

Educational Institutions primary schools are introducing STEM-themed curriculum alternative school environments and home schooling becoming popular

Educational Institutions primary schools are introducing STEM-themed curriculum alternative school environments and home schooling becoming popular universities are exploring creative lab environments

Makerspaces

Makerspaces act as anchors for the maker community

Makerspaces act as anchors for the maker community can afford risky activity; reaps bountiful rewards

Makerspaces act as anchors for the maker community can afford risky activity; reaps bountiful rewards are nerd honeypots

Opportunities

http://wearemakers.org/

@MikeGreenberg mg@nobulb.com Thank you!

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