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The Hanover Arts and Science Festival featured performances by all county bands, orchestras, and chorus. Select art and science exhibits were on display from every school in the district. Hanover County 4-H and The Georgetown School once again hosted the makerspace, where kids and families could gets hands-on with activities. An additional exhibit featured robotics and animatronics. Students from host Atlee High School qualified for the national robotics competition.

Community college leaders are embracing strategies, such as makerspaces, that adapt education to prepare students for evolving career opportunities, explained Sierra College Superintendent/President Willy Duncan. Read the full press release at businessinsider.com: Sierra College’s CCC Maker Initiative Offers Work-Based Learning at 24 California Community College Makerspaces | Markets Insider

Ozobots, 3-D printers, 3Doodler pens, Dash and Dot robots, Puzzlets, Cubelets, Bee Bots, Code-a-Pillar and Makey Makey, these are some of the high-tech, age-appropriate gizmos kids at Kelley, Lincoln and Perkins schools can now use to create and/or solve problems in new MakerSpaces, all while working independently.Read more at wanyepost.com: Newark CSD establishes MakerSpaces at elementary schools

YORK — It’s the afternoon before St. Patrick’s Day, and the first-graders in Meghan Trenholm’s class are on a mission.Everyone knows that those mischievous leprechauns show up this time of year, and if you’re ever going to catch one, now is the time. So armed with glue and gold glitter, soft bedding, a box and plenty of other things, these youngsters are let loose in the Village Elementary School “makerspace” to create a leprechaun trap.Inside the room isSource: Makerspace unleashes imagination, creativity – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH

Makerspaces are learning spaces, either physical or temporary, that provide the tools, materials and ideas to create, invent, tinker, hack and build to learn. Makerspaces are no longer the proprietary spaces of engineering schools at top universities — they are popping up in museums, libraries, elementary, middle and high schools all over the world.Source: Asheville Museum of Science receives grant for a makerspace | Mountain Xpress

Next year the libraries at Pacific University will begin to take on a larger academic role across all campuses, with newly appointed Dean of University Libraries Isaac Gilman overseeing the transition. “We’re going to try and bring in a variety of equipment and technology that will allow students in different disciplines to work in that space,” Gilman said. “We want the library maker-space to complement existing maker activities on campus in departments like art and physics. We’ll be able to use it as a hub, to allow students in any discipline to access these resources, while also pointing students in…

The Walsh Makerspace is now open in a 7,200-acre neighborhood in west Fort Worth, bringing 21st-century technology and tools to its residents and to the public. The 2,000-square-foot makerspace includes a woodshop, computer design software and 3D printers, a laser cutter, robotics lab, and an electronics lab. It also features kid-friendly methods to create and learn with their hands, including a giant Lego Wall and Makey Makey Invention Kit, according to a Walsh release. Source: Walsh Makerspace Opens in West Fort Worth Neighborhood » Dallas Innovates

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