Category Archives: Vermont Makers

Call For Makers and More!

Call for Makers! Register for this year’s Champlain Maker Faire!

Fill out your application here

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PreCollege and Professional Development Courses at UVM this summer! Register by June 15.

Summer Academy for High School Students

“Makers Academy” a precollege credited course is open to high school Juniors and Seniors. Funding available for Vermont Students.
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The Vermont Engineering Initiative – Making and Engineering Design for teachers and professionals

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Our goal is to empower teachers to successfully implement engineering design in the classroom in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards. We offer training opportunities, community support and connection to the vibrant faculty, research and facilities of UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Register by June 15! Learn More

Seven Events this Fall

Here we are in September and it feels great! There’s excitement in the air now that school is back in session, we’re feeling high off of the successful production of 28 STEAM programs for Vermont libraries this summer, and weather in Vermont continues to be gorgeous!

Seven events this fall


1. Things ramp up starting with the South End Art Hop.

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2. Vermont Code Camp is a full day event that brings together technology community members, students and profes

sionals from around Vermont and beyond. In 2013, there were sessions on a variety of software topics including programming, databases, web, business and more.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9am – 6pm
Where: Kalkin Hall at the School of Business Administration on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington, VT

 

3. Keynote address by Neri Oxman: Material Ecology: A New Approach to Nature-Inspired Design & Engineering

2014 George D. Aiken Lecture

Hosted by the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

UVM Ira Allen Chapel
Parking available in the Gutterson Garage after 3:30pm

The speaker:

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Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science (such as 3D printing) with design principles found in nature. Imagine a skyscraper made with concrete that can breathe and grow and “think,” or a chair that moves with your body.

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4. Just two days later it’s Champlain Maker Faire!

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5. Vermont Tech Jam

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Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25

Memorial Auditorium, downtown Burlington — Free Admission

Looking for a tech job in Vermont? Want to scope out the local start-up scene? Then mark your calendar for the 2014 Vermont Tech Jam.

This two-day job fair and tech expo will gather dozens of Vermont’s most innovative companies and organizations all under one roof. It’s an opportunity for job seekers, career changers and students to talk with recruiters, participate in panel discussions and other programs, and find out about educational opportunities available right here in Vermont.

 

6. Vermont Afterschool Conference – We are offering a train-the-trainer daylong session. Join us!

  • STEAMy Stuff! Make, Create, Hack + Engineer
    Jenn Karson, Vermont Engineering Initiative, Vermont Makers
    A daylong immersion in hands-on STEAM activities with time for reflection and explorations in design thinking for educators and staff working with youth grades 4-12. Conference and registration information

 

7. Critical Making Discussion

We also have started a discussion about Critical Making that will likely continue in small groups. We’ll have more information about that soon.

 

 

 

 

Vermont Makers: A Short History

This is the time of year to reflect on the past, present and future – where we’ve been and where we are going.  And so, we present this graphic timeline to give context to the first two exciting years of Vermont Makers.

View the graphic timeline below or view or download the pdf here. Note that the pdf is much easier to read.

For a glimpse of the future check out programs for 2014.
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View or download the pdf here. Note that the pdf is much easier to read.

Vermont Makers Exhibits This Fall

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Art Hop! The fall continues to be a busy time with many great tech events coming right up.

Learn more about the projects of our exhibits at STEAM-e-ZINE. While you’re there sign up to receive our email announcements and be entered to win an Arduino microcontroller and tickets to Champlain Mini Maker Faire.

See you around!

Vermont Code Camp
September 21, 2013

Champlain Mini Maker Faire
September 28 & 29, 2013

Vermont Tech Jam
October 18 + 19, 2013

Vermont After School Conference
October 25, 2013

Vermont Arts Council Vermont Arts Summit
October 26, 2013

Vermont FabLab Workshop
A three credit course at UVM
Spring semester, 2014
This course is open to non-degree students including:

• Professional creatives and artists who want to explore the use of contemporary art + technology materials and methods.

• Business professionals interested in innovation and product development

• K-12 teachers who need to implement common core engineering + design curriculum

More info here