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Allison Lehr Samuels, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Monica Dean, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship
Baruch’s Maker Hub challenges you to design an assignment... and win $1000 in cash prizes!
All Baruch Faculty are invited to join in the Maker Hub Faculty Assignment Design Challenge.
Choose a course that you teach or are planning to teach at Baruch College. Invent an assignment that incorporates materials and/or technology from the Maker Hub that you think would positively contribute to your course. Assignments can range from a 10-minute in-class task that illustrates a concept to a semester-long multistep capstone project. Assignments can be for all class modes – face to face, hybrid, or fully-online.
All disciplines welcome! Playing to learn, experimentation, and interdisciplinary assignments encouraged.
Prizes: Authors of winning submissions will be awarded $1,000/each in cash prizes. We hope to have winners represented from each school.
Several submissions will be invited to be part of a catalog/archive we are creating to share with the Baruch community. These selected submissions will receive a $50 award.
Eligibility: All part-time and full-time Baruch College faculty; submissions can be made by individuals or faculty teams. Assignments can be for all class modes – face to face, hybrid or fully-online.
Deadline: Submissions must be received by May 6, 2016 at 5pm.
Awards Announced: May 19, 2016 during a luncheon at the Field Center.
To learn more details about this Design Challenge, and how to get hands-on experience with Maker Hub and assistance please see the attached.
Why this challenge?
Maker Hub is the new name for Baruch’s Pop-up Makerspace and Makerspace programming. Maker Hub offers the Baruch community opportunities for hands-on learning, playing and making use of a diversity of technologies and materials. Maker Hub is supported by Baruch College Student Technology Fees.
This Maker Hub Assignment Design Challenge is a collaboration among the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, Baruch College's Center for Teaching and Learning, and The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College, and is part of “Maker Hub: The Baruch College Makerspace,” a project supported by the Office of the Provost’s Faculty Research Seminar grant program and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. The long-term goal of the project is to develop Maker Hub, which will support interdisciplinary faculty and student research in and outside of the classroom.
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace is a place where people can collaborate or work on individual projects. People of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. Makerspaces can be part of a course or an extracurricular activity. Across the world, there are many Makerspaces which occur in different types of spaces and include various technology, materials and users. Baruch’s Makerspace is set up at specific times and in different locations which is why we call it a Pop-up Makerspace.
Questions? For questions on the Design Challenge, please contact Allison Lehr Samuels at Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu or Zoë Sheehan Saldaña at email@example.com or Monica Dean at Monica.Dean@baruch.cuny.edu. For inquiries about Maker Hub, or to schedule an appointment with a member of the Maker Hub team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.312.1104.