MIAMade, the local non-profit that produced last November’s Miami Mini Maker Faire, announced today that it has teamed up with the Maker Education Initiative to launch the Miami Maker Corps summer program, aimed at sparking interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design, Mathematics) education among local students in 9th through 12th grade.
The Miami Maker Corps program will run for ten weeks beginning in June The LAB Miami. Students accepted into the program will participate one of five two-week sessions from 9am-1pm (M-F). Mostly focusing in what MIAMade refers to as “clean maker tech”, Miami Maker Corps will lead classes in soldering, CAD design and prototyping, 3D printing, hardware hacking, microcontroller programming, robotics, and craft making. Students will be instructed on these disciplines and then guided through the creation of a final project of their choice. All final student projects will be prominently exhibited at the 2014 Miami Mini Maker Faire in November.
“We hope Miami Maker Corps will inspire more local students to pursue STEAM careers and help foster a sustainable maker culture in Miami,” said MIAMade founder, Ric Herrero.
Miami Maker Corps is currently taking applications for instructors for the summer program. To apply please visit: http://www.makered.org/mia-made-in-miamia-fl/
The Maker Education Initiative is a project of the Tides Center, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, and Sponsored by Cognizant, Intel, The McArthur Foundation and Maker Media.