Celebrate the National Week of Making June 12-18 and participate in events on campus and across the region
Following last year’s inaugural National Day of Making, the White House has announced a National Week of Making, June 12-18, that will highlight maker communities across the country and include a two-day National Maker Faire June 12-13.
Case Western Reserve University was among the lead participants in last year’s National Day of Making and was featured prominently in the festivities with the White House sharing the news about the groundbreaking of the university’s new 50,000-square-foot think[box] facility. (And we're on track to open think[box] this fall, with a special three-day innovation summit planned that includes the unveiling of the innovation center's new home!)
This year, Case Western Reserve is once again working closely with the event organizers at the national and regional levels, helping to coordinate maker activities throughout the week and working with regional organizers to support maker culture.
Think[box] will be running daily tours of the facility throughout the week, and the university will be participating in the Northeast Ohio Hour of Making on June 13 at 2 p.m. Please join us in think[box] where you’ll learn to solder by building your own electromyography kit—a device that measures the electrical signals produced by muscles. The event is free and open to the public of all ages—no reservations required. More than 30 maker-oriented events are taking place across Northeast Ohio during the Hour of Making—find an event near you and get ready to make! You can also find more information on local organizations supporting makers at Ingenuity Cleveland. And follow the events of the day on social media at #neomakers.
Visit weekofmaking.org for the latest schedule of national events and read more about last year’s festivities.
To learn more about the consortium of institutions of higher education focused on enabling makers at their institutions, visit MakeSchools.org.