STEAM Night Volunteers at Palmer Elementary

The LTMaker Lab is looking for two volunteers to run a table at Palmer Elementary’s STEAM Night (Science Technology Engineering Art Math). Mr. Solin would be sending you with a 3D printer and a Carvey as well as materials and plans.



  • Completion of Innovation and Creation Lab course
  • Access to a car to bring the machines to the school and back
  • Service Learning hours available
  • If interested, email Mr. Solin at jbsolin

Bit Space Summer Internship

Bit Space is looking for a few interns for their Bit Space summer camps at both Lincoln Square and Whitney Young locations.  Interns must be 16 years old.


  • Company:  Bit Space (Youth Maker Lab)
  • Position:  Summer Camp Intern
  • Hours:  Mon-Fri 11:00-6:00 (or 10:00-5:00)
  • Dates:  June 26-August 25 (9 weeks)
  • Location:  Bit Space Lincoln Square (2541 W. Lawrence Ave.)  OR  Whitney Young HS (211 S. Laflin St. in the West Loop)
  • Description:  Assisting guides in our maker lab during summer camps.  Will be working with kids on projects, assisting with lunchtime and aftercare, and general workshop upkeep.
  • Wage:  $9 per hour
  • Requirements:  16 years old.  No experience necessary (but experience with tools/computers and/or working with children a plus)
  • Desired Qualities:  Responsible. High interest in making/designing/building. Enjoy working with children.
Interested candidates should  provide a resume, a short cover letter, and can contact:
Michael Hurley, General Manager
Bit Space
Phone:  (630) 881-2076 (cell)
Phone:  (773) 654-1691 (office)

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for the Innovation in Education Scholarship?

  • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
  • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
  • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

How much is the Innovation in Education Scholarship worth?

The Innovation in Education Scholarship is worth $500!

When is the Innovation in Education Scholarship application due?

All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.

For the official rules, click here.

Best of luck to all who apply!

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Calling All Makers!!! The 5th Anniversary Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is Here!

It’s the 5TH ANNIVERSARY of the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire?! And the Call for Makers is OPEN! Got an idea, a weird hobby, or a cool project? Come show your stuff! It is FREE to participate as a maker, and the earlier you submit, the more likely you will be chosen for a Maker feature.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Schurz High School
3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

DEADLINE to Apply: April 1st (Not a joke!)

To summarize Maker Faire briefly, it is the world’s largest Do-It-Yourself festival, celebrating the inventions, technologies, arts, crafts, literature, science, hobbies, and ideas of anyone who likes to create. Chicago Northside Maker Faire focuses on inspiring students to work with their hands and show others to do the same. We welcome especially hands-on experiences, workshops, learning and teaching of any form, and young makers!

Here are the ways you can participate:

1) SHOW your stuff! If you or some you know have a cool project to share, please SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.

Proposals are due by April 1st.2) VOLUNTEER for CNS Maker Faire HERE. We need help signing in guests at the door, handing out goodies to those who donate, helping makers setup, and directing traffic. All volunteers get free lunch and free hugs!

3) ATTEND the fifth annual Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire, bring your friends and family! Reserve your FREE tickets today. (Donations are welcome through Eventbrite and at the door if you wish to help support those who are unable to pay, and keep this a free event.)

4) Any individuals or companies who wish to CNSmakerfaire for more information.

Follow us on Facebook and @CNSmakerfaire and spread the word! Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you all there!

Christina Pei & The CNS Maker Team

NOTE: Any ICL student can use the LTMaker lab equipment for free (and possibly be provided with materials) if you are involved in this event. See Mr. Solin to discuss further.

NOTE2: Poster Attached.


CNS-MMF _ 2016_Poster.pdf

Center for College Access and Success Paid Opportunity

National Science Foundation – Assessing Computational Thinking in Making Activities (ACTMA)

The CCAS is looking for interested high school students who have already taken, or are currently enrolled in, physics and / or making classes.

See attached flyer for details and apply at They are almost done with interviews, so act fast if interested!


David Gauntlett at Harold Washing Library 9/23

On 9/23 from 6:30-8pm at HWL.

Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested. There are limited registration spots available.


Event Info

Everybody can be creative – but we all need support in order to flourish. David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting presents a talk and mini-workshop about building creativity and networks. Platforms for Creativity can be everything from toys to knitting groups, digital tools to libraries. The activities will be simple, thought-provoking and fun.

MakeSchools Student Competition

‘Make Impact’ with the MakeSchools Student Competition

Students around the nation are realizing new ways for impact and change through the Maker movement. To highlight this, students are invited to submit a project they’ve created that is ‘Making Impact.’ The best project will win an awesome Maker Kit from Dremel.

Visit to find out more

Calling all Student Makers

How are you Making Impact on your campus, in your community or in the world with Making?

Students are invited submit one Maker-project prepared in the last year that addresses the theme above by May 31, 2015. Projects can be collaboratively or independently prepared. Each project should include a short video and a description of it’s development and outcomes.

Winners will be announced during the Week of Making in June 2015.

Prizes – Dremel Maker Package

The winning project will receive a Dremel Maker Package which includes a Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer, Fortiflex Heavy Duty Flex Shaft tool, the 8050 Cordless Rotary Tool, the 4000 Corded Rotary Tool, a VersaTip Butane Tool, a Dremel VersaFlame Butane Tool and the Dremel Saw-Max MultiSaw!

Two runner up prizes (more awesome Dremel tools and products) will also be awarded.

Spread the Word

Send this email to students at your institution or share it on Twitter:

Make impact with the @makeschools and @dremel student competition – submit your work at #make #Dremel3D

Dremel and Makers

Our thanks to Dremel for kindly sponsoring and supporting student makers and this competition.
Dremel has been fostering makers and doers for 82+ years and is a trusted mentor and educator in the ‘making’ process through Dremel Experts and various digital touch-points. Find out more about Dremel and Making at and for more information on the Idea Builder 3D Printer please visit