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Makerspace

AWC Library Launches Mobile Mini-Makerspace

Monday Open House introduces public to technology tools    

Yuma, AZ (April 26, 2018) – The AWC Academic Library is looking to the future with the opening of its Mobile Mini-Makerspace, a collaborative space designed to stimulate creative problem solving, hands-on learning and exploration.

The AWC Library Makerspace will host an open house to introduce the campus community to the new offerings this Monday, April 30 from 10am-noon in the Library located in the Shadle Learning Resources (LR) building in the center of the Yuma campus.

The Makerspace not only will cater to the public and AWC students, but college faculty will have access to training in developing curriculum that draws on the benefits of a maker mindset.

At the AWC campus, the Makerspace will include tools like Oculus Rift (virtual reality), Little Bits and Makey Makey technology kits, and Google Cardboard (virtual reality system that works with a smart phone.)

Makerspace facilities help prepare students for critical 21st century STEM skills, while boosting self-confidence, fostering a spirit of discovery and promoting the mind-body connection in active learning.

The AWC Library Makerspace is one of 11 projects that submitted for resources from the 2018 Innovation Fund as part of the college district’s new Strategic Plan 2025, and is the first project to come to fruition. For more information on the Makerspace, please contact Angie Creel, Director of Library Services at 928-344-7776. For more information on the 2018 Innovation Fund projects, visit azwestern.edu/strategy.

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