Union to host first Electric City Maker Faire

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Union will host the first Electric City Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Messa Rink.

The event is free and open to the public.

Local makers, small businesses, high school STEAM programs, First Robotics, local maker spaces and many others are expected to participate. There are 30 exhibitors, including 17 tables showcasing Union faculty, student clubs and Maker Web Labs.

Making encourages inventors, designers and tinkerers to use higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills for individual and collaborative project-based learning. This is typically done in shared spaces using new technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters and desktop machine tools.

“This event is an opportunity to create connections at Union and in the Capital Region and will showcase a diversity of exciting 'maker'-based work and research from our faculty and students and from the community that surrounds us,” said Cole Belmont., the director of Union’s Makerspace consortium and organizer of the event. “We hope the Faire grows each year and becomes a destination event in the region that celebrates making, innovation and community.”

The family-friendly event includes food vendors, games and prizes.

For more information, visit the website.