Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Community Tech Centers – The Evolution of the Maker-Space”

Posted in: 8th Annual Kickoff Conference

Track: STEM Workforce & Our Community

Maker-spaces and accompanying technologies are exciting spaces being offered in schools, libraries, and community centers. The foundation upon which maker-spaces were initially created of the past few years, “to provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent have started to shift and change” now include community partnerships, workforce development, and ways to generate a profit.

Listen to and ask questions from three organizations that are leading the way in transforming makerspaces, from making and inventing to creating opportunities to change culture and inspire the next generation of innovative problem solvers.



Panel Moderator: Shawn Hardina, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, STAX3D 


Panelist: Jason Yocum, CEO, STAX3D 


Panelist: Lucas Blackburn, Principal, Patterson Elementary School, Gilbert Public Schools 


Panelist: Matt Rawley, Director of Global Training and Consulting, STEM Revolution 


Panelist: Dr. Brent M. Hodges, Scottsdale Christian Academy, Superintendent 




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