The Maker Movement and Tomorrow's Education in Engineering

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The Maker Movement and Tomorrow's Education in Engineering

  1. 1. The Maker Movement And Tomorrow’s Education in Engineering
  2. 2. The Maker Movement And Tomorrow’s Education in Engineering
  3. 3. @MikeGreenberg
  4. 4. @MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary
  5. 5. @MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell http://hackandtell.org
  6. 6. How many nerds can you comfortably fit into a ten- foot by thirty-foot storage bay to learn about Arduino? Pop Quiz:
  7. 7. Ten. (Barely.) Answer:
  8. 8. @MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell
  9. 9. @MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell Director, Hacklab North Boynton
  10. 10. @MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell Director, Hacklab North Boynton Producer, Miami Mini Maker Faire
  11. 11. @MikeGreenberg Computer Engineer and Technology Mercenary Organizer, South Florida Hack and Tell Director, Hacklab North Boynton Producer, Miami Mini Maker Faire Founder, Makers Union
  12. 12. What is a Maker?
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources.
  15. 15. A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources. is strongly motivated to share knowledge.
  16. 16. A maker is someone who… approaches a problem using available resources. is strongly motivated to share knowledge. encourages the democratization of technology.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Characteristics of a supportive maker environment
  19. 19. Characteristics of a supportive maker environment open and diverse community culturally-reinforced inclination to share regular collaborative exercises
  20. 20. Maker-Infrastructure
  21. 21. Public Municipal Facilities libraries are becoming repurposed uniquely to their surrounding communities
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Educational Institutions
  24. 24. Educational Institutions primary schools are introducing STEM-themed curriculum
  25. 25. Educational Institutions primary schools are introducing STEM-themed curriculum alternative school environments and home schooling becoming popular
  26. 26. Educational Institutions primary schools are introducing STEM-themed curriculum alternative school environments and home schooling becoming popular universities are exploring creative lab environments
  27. 27. Makerspaces
  28. 28. Makerspaces act as anchors for the maker community
  29. 29. Makerspaces act as anchors for the maker community can afford risky activity; reaps bountiful rewards
  30. 30. Makerspaces act as anchors for the maker community can afford risky activity; reaps bountiful rewards are nerd honeypots
  31. 31. Opportunities
  32. 32. http://wearemakers.org/
  33. 33. @MikeGreenberg mg@nobulb.com Thank you!

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