Maker Faire as a Venue for Student Work

Maker Faires showcase D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) work often with a technology slant. Makers present work that ranges from Arduino projects (http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Projects/) to 3-D printers to biotech projects to textile arts to robots, and the faires take place around the world.

The World Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com) will be at the New York Hall of Science (http://www.nysci.org) in Queens, NY, this September. The Call for Entries (http://makerfaire.com/newyork-2013-call-for-makers/) closes July 28. Interestingly, student projects top the list of the type of topics they’d like to see included.

For folks in the Boston area, there will be a Mini Maker Faire in Somerville, Massachusetts in October.

Clothing created by a 3D Printer

Clothing created by a 3D Printer

A Yarn About Anatomy

Many STEM professors knit or crochet, as do many STEM students. Artist Shanell B. Papp studied human anatomy from a borrowed skeleton and anatomy text books as she crocheted an anatomically-correct skeleton, complete with internal organs. This work also requires mathematical skills. Check out Ms. Papp’s work at: http://shanellpapp.com/textiles/#jp-carousel-126

Shanell Papp (used with permission)

Shanell Papp (used with permission)