Upcoming Outreach Events

Higher Ed and the Week of Making

June 17-23, 2016

Make Schools

 

GIV Engineering Institute

July 10 – 16, 2016

Governor’s Institute of Vermont

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, UVM

 

Maker Places Conference

August 7-9, 2016

CMF Inc
 

Champlain Maker Faire

September 24 & 25, 2016

 

Burlington Innovation Week

October 14 – 22, 2016

BTV Ignite

 

Aiken K-12 Maker Faire and Engineering Challenge

Saturday, November 19, 2016

UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Champlain Maker Faire (CMF Inc)

Over 750 attend the first Aiken K-12 Maker Faire at the University of Vermont

Contact:
Abby Peterson, Hagan Associates
apeterson@haganmarketing.com
802-863-5956 x211
November 23, 2015

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Over 750 attend the first Aiken K-12 Maker Faire at the University of Vermont

Noahs_fizzy_lemonadeBurlington, Vt. – The creators of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire and the University of Vermont hosted Vermont’s first statewide K-12 Maker Faire at the Davis Center on Saturday. Embedded in the event was the annual Aiken/TASC Engineering Challenge, presented by UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

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K-12 students and families browsed Maker and engineering exhibits, participated in programs and workshops and cheered on the students participating in the TASC Engineering Challenge.tasc

Team Brothers in Arms from Hanover High School were the winners of the TASC Challenge. Over 30 teams from schools around the region competed with the “robots” they created on 3 playing fields to move game pieces (golf, lacrosse and tennis balls) to specific zones in a 36″ x 72″ area.

Exhibits included Robots for Kids Too, the Champlain Region Model Rocket Club, the Essex Robotics Club, the 10 and 12-year-old creators of an award winning ChampBot, and 11-year-old entrepreneur Noah Schwartz with his product, Noah’s Fizzy Maple Lemonade. Noah won the FreshTracks Capital Road Pitch at the 2015 Champlain Mini Maker Faire. The Northern New England Drone User Group offered drone-piloting lessons as well.

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UVM had representatives from the Fab Lab and the student-run Alternative Energy Racing Organization. AERO designs and builds either a hybrid or all electric racecar to compete in Dartmouth’s annual Formula Hybrid Competition. The UVM Fab Lab showed 3D printed prosthetic hands made as part of the e-NABLE project.

Event organizer Jenn Karson says this is a first of its kind Maker Faire that she was thrilled to pair with UVM’s TASC Challenge.

“This event was a great way to highlight the amazing creative and engineering projects being taken on by K-12 students, educators and groups. It was a perfect fit with the TASC Challenge.”

small_makerMaker Faire events across the United States celebrate the DIY movement. Maker projects may involve robotics, re-purposing found objects, textile innovation, circuitry, unusual or custom tools, design, architecture and/or engineering. These events provide opportunities to make, create, learn and play while exploring engineering, music, science, technology, and more.

CEMS is committed to increasing the participation of K-12 Students in STEM education. In addition to the Aiken K-12 Maker Faire and TASC Challenge, CEMS outreach programs include the GIV Engineering Institute, MathCounts, FIRST Robotics and more. CEMS also provides professional development for teachers through the Vermont Math Initiative and the Vermont Engineering Initiative.

 

Vermont’s first statewide K-12 Maker Faire at UVM

K12-UVM_Poster-2015-webWHAT: Aiken K-12 Maker Faire and TASC Engineering Challenge

WHO: K-12 students and educators will share their engineering and creative projects with the public

WHEN:Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Vermont, Davis Center 590 Main Street, Burlington VT 05401

Background: The creators of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire and the University of Vermont will host Vermont’s first statewide K-12 Maker Faire at UVM’s Davis Center. Embedded in the event will be the annual Aiken/TASC Engineering Challenge, presented by UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

K-12 students and families are invited to browse maker and engineering exhibits, participate in programs and workshops and to cheer on students participating in the Aiken/TASC Engineering Challenge. The day includes opportunities to make, create, learn and play while exploring engineering, music, science, technology, and more.

Admission is free for the whole family!

For more information please visit http://www.uvm.edu/k12MakerFaire

Mapping Found Sounds: A day in the life at UVM

On October 20 a day in the life of UVM was documented moment by moment. Our project Mapping Found Sounds made the cut! The project engages engineering and computer science students at UVM in the creation of app that builds from a workshop we held last spring at the Fleming Museum.

2:56 p.m. Fab Lab, Votey Hall

Fab Lab

“This? Yes, I made this,” says engineering student Emily Bolt ’17. “It’s a ring that could measure vibration.” Bolt is a student manager of UVM’s Fab Lab and happy to demonstrate the lab’s MakerBot replicators, laser cutters, and 3D printers. As for the ring — made here in collaboration with some computer science students — she points to the dangling wires. “Yeah,” she says, “we still have a ways to go.”

For more on the Day in the Life at UVM story click here

More about the original Mapping Found Sounds Workshop 

 

Aiken K-12 Maker Faire!

Aiken K-12 Maker Faire

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Where: UVM’s Davis Center
What: This event is for K-12 students, teachers, parents and education support makers to exhibit and attend.  Part of the event will include the TASC Engineering Challenge which will run most of the day.  To learn more about the TASC Challenge and the Aiken K-12 Maker Faire, go to: http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/TASC/ .

This event is a partnership between UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Champlain Maker Faire.  Great opportunity to promote your projects and programs.

To register to exhibit, click here. Deadline: November 12, 2015.

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