Union will host the second Electric City Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Frank Messa Rink.
The event is free and open to the public.
Union students and faculty, local makers, small businesses, high school STEAM programs, First Robotics, local maker spaces and many others are expected to participate.
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.
The first Maker event was held in 2019 and attracted more than 35 exhibitors and 400 guests. The event was not held the following two years because of the global pandemic.
“We are excited to once again host this event,” said Cole Belmont, Union’s Makerspace director and organizer of the event. “We will showcase a diversity of exciting 'maker'-based projects, work and research.”
The family-friendly event includes food trucks, a DJ, games and prizes.
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