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economic development, gerry dick, inside indiana business, makerspace, workforce -

Last week Mary Rinehart and Kim Brand were featured on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. They shared how makerspaces and STEM labs were growing across Indiana and the unique ways that theses spaces help with workforce and economic development in our state.

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archimedes, education, eureka -

How do we create moments where students cannot wait to share what they have learned? Archimedes may have been up to something.

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bloxels, bristlebot kit, elementary, paper circuits, STEAM, TeacherGeek, testimonial -

1st Maker Space has over STEM tools, equipment, and curriculum in over 100 schools across Indiana. This week we take time to highlight the STEM Lab at Blue Academy in MSD of Decatur Township as guest blogger Rebecca Bersani shares her experience creating and using maker and creativity kits to advance STEAM skills for students in Decatur Township.

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Academic Standards, education, employability skills, maker culture, makerspace, making, PBL, tinkering -

The making that occurs in a makerspace exists on a spectrum.  Beyond the normal questions about cost, professional development and makerspace design, we get asked ‘what will students do?’ That is where the Spectrum of Making comes into play.

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president and ceo, press release, staff update -

 1st Maker Space, LLC is excited to announce Mary Rinehart as the new President and CEO effective December 1, 2019. Mary formerly served as the Education Director and has transformed the business to focus on education and community-based makerspaces and STEM labs.

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