Maker Space at Carmichaels

June 7, 2017
Carmichaels computer teacher Brittany Phillips used grants from EQT, Community Foundation of Greene County and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (Greene County chapter) to turn a vacant classroom into a technology lab called a Maker Space. A typical Maker Space is a non-traditional classroom with movable furniture, bright colors, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser engravers, CNC routing machines, robotics, soldering tools or anything that gets students to work creatively. While Carmichaels was unable to purchase all of the typical items in a Maker Space, it was able to purchase two 3D printers and digital scanner, a laser engraver/cutter, a vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, dry-erase tables, 50 touchscreen laptops with charging carts, robotic kits and more. From left are Phillips, Ellen Rossi of the EQT Foundation, Casey Durdines, EQT local government and community affairs specialist; and Bettie Stammerjohn, executive director of Community Foundation of Greene County.

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