Rick Anderson

Mon
27
Jun

CTE Makerspace Makeover Challenge

Model of The White House

The U.S. Department of Education announced the ten prize winners in the CTE Makeover Challenge at the ‘White House Champions of Change for Making’ event. Our own Rick Anderson, director of Virtual Worlds, was a judge on the review panel. Over 640 high schools from 50 states designed makerspaces that strengthen next-generation career and technical skills. Each winner will receive $20,000 in cash and a share of in-kind prizes from the $375,000 sponsor prize pool to build or renovate their makerspace.

Join us in congratulating the prize winners!

Burlington Technical Center, Burlington, VT

Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC

Carl Schurz High School, Chicago, IL

Clearwater High School, Piedmont, MO

Dominion High School, Sterling, VA

John H. Reagan Early College High School, Austin, TX

Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, CA

Theodore Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX

THINC College & Career Academy, Lagrange, GA

Wed
29
Feb

Makerspaces Bring Together Creativity and Innovation

Three students standing and sitting next to a 3D printer

What’s a “makerspace?” While the term may not yet have filtered down to everyday use, in the age of innovation the concept behind it is quickly gaining momentum. Also known as hackerspaces, fab labs, and makelabs, makerspaces are creative laboratories where members with common interests—such as engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, and others—gather to share resources and knowledge, network, and build things.

As makerspaces begin to pop up across the country and around the world, Rutgers University has jumped into the mix with vigor.

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