ALA 2017

ALA 2017 Poster

This is the companion website to the poster, "How to Leverage your Academic Makerspace to Help Advance Your Local Community," presented at ALA Annual 2017, Chicago, IL

Summary

Background

build IT is the makerspace of the SDSU Library. While it’s purpose is to provide access to technology to students, faculty, and staff, it has helped create opportunities to promote STEM in the San Diego Region. As the librarian, I led the development of various outreach events. However, I make sure to involve SDSU students in every event. Their involvement can vary from co-developing instruction to manning the exhibit table. While the focus is on giving back to the community, the goal of these events is to increase the learning opportunities for SDSU students. Below is a sample from 2015 – 2017.

Why

  • Personal fulfillment of giving back to the community that I grown up in
  • Supporting the University’s Strategic Initiative of “Contributing to the Advancement of the San Diego Region
  • Increasing the networking opportunities and learning experiences for SDSU students
  • Bring STEM education to under-represented communities
  • Advocate for information literacy within STEM disciplines

1. Teen Tech Week: Robotics Challenge

Summary

Location: Poway Branch, San Diego County Library

Date: Mar 11, 2017

Duration: 2 hours

Audience Demographics: Teens

Description: Created an interactive display for teens to explore robotics through active play and learn about FIRST Robotics from local high schoolers. The mentors of the HS Robotics Club are SDSU students.

More Info: 

2. STEM Education Economics and Equity Seminar Exhibit

Summary

Location: SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

Date: Nov 29, 2016

Duration: 2.5 hours

Audience Demographics: STEM Educators

Description: Discussed with STEM educators the benefits of a makerspace on education and share how college students learn through making at the build IT makerspace. Also, this was a networking event for librarians to connect with local maker educators.

More Info:  https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/education/crmse/seee_seminar.aspx

3. Aztec Science Summer Camp

Summary

Location: San Diego State University Library

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 12, 2016

Duration: 4 hours per a week

Audience Demographics: Kids, Ages 7 - 14

Description: Taught 3D printing where the kids were able to keep a 3D printed part. Some kids 3D modeled a part that was later 3D printed. SDSU students assisted with developing and teaching the curriculum.

More Info: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/crmse/aztec_science_camp/about_camp.html

4. Explore SDSU

Summary

Location: San Diego State University Library

Date: Mar 14, 2015 & Mar 19, 2016,

Duration: 8 hours per a day

Audience Demographics: All Ages, Future Students

Description: Participated in the SDSU open house where local community members can learn about the campus. This event is marketed to potential students to explore and learn about SDSU.

More Info: http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/explore/

5. Maker Faire San Diego

Summary

Location: Balboa Park

Date: Oct 3 - 4, 2015 & Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Duration: 8 hours per a day

Audience Demographics: All Ages, Southern California Resident

Description: Tabled during the San Diego-wide maker faire to promote the student work for the build IT makerspace and network with other makers in the community.

More Info: http://sandiego.makerfaire.com/

 

6. Tech Forum 3D Scanning

Summary

Location: Tinkering Studio, Fleet Science Center

Date: Aug 13, 2016

Duration: 2 hours

Audience Demographics: All Ages, Museum Visitor

Description: Taught 3D printing and 3D scanning by demonstration of creating 3D scans of people and allowing them to keep the export file to print.

More Info: http://www.rhfleet.org/events/introduction-3d-printing-and-cad-drawing-workshop

 

 

 

7. We are STEM!

Summary

Location: The O’Farrell Charter School*

Date: Feb 25, 2016 & Feb 16, 2017

Duration: 2 hours

Audience Demographics: Female Student, Ages 10-14

Description: Middle School girls came to the build IT makerspace to learn about emerging technology. SDSU students designed a 3D printed solar system

bracelet that each girl got to paint and take home.

More Info: https://buildit.sdsu.edu/solar-system-bracelets/ & http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news_story.aspx?sid=76055

* This was a partnership between The O'Farrell Charter School, the SDSU Mesa Program, and the build IT makerspace. For the event, students were brought to San Diego State University. 

8. Reward Field Trip

Summary

Location: Boys & Girls Club of South County*

Date: Sep 16, 2016 & Apr 26, 2017

Duration: 2 hours per a day

Audience Demographics: Ages 10 - 14, Boys & Girls Club Kids

Description:  As a reward for completing an after-school tech program, kids came to the build IT makerspace to explore and play with its vast collection of emerging technology.

* This was a partnership between The Boys & Girls Club of South County and the build IT makerspace. For the event, students were brought to San Diego State University. 

 

 

 

 

Finding Creative Content to Reuse

Reusing Creative Content

Creative content such as lives in three realms of intellectual property rights protection.

 

 

 

    • Creative Commons (Some Rights Reserved) Copyright gives creators exclusion rights to their work, but with today's technology, users often want to reuse creative content. Historically, to do this, a user would need to contact the creator and ask for permission to use the work. Today, we have a new method for reusing creative content through the use of Creative Commons licenses.

3D Models

3D Models

Here are some websites to find a model already created for 3D printing/viewing.  Note that you need to have an .stl format file to print.

Icons, Graphics, & Fonts

Building a Global Visual Language from Noun Project on Vimeo.

  • http://www.freepik.com/ - Freepik offers users, high quality graphic designs: exclusive illustrations and graphic resources carefully selected by our design team in order to provide our users with great content that can be used in both personal and commercial projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos

 

Skateboard rack

Skateboard Rack

Skateboard rack

by Doug Brantley, 2015

Materials

Wood

Processes

Design Goals

Challenges