Maker Convening Schedule

Ballrooms B, C & D (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
11:30am - 12 noon Check-in
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Greetings
  • Judy Sakaki, President, Sonoma State University
  • Lisa Vollendorf, Provost, Sonoma State University
  • Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, California State University
  • Karen G. Schneider, Dean, University Library, Sonoma State University
  • Carlos Ayala, Dean, School of Education, Sonoma State University
Presentations - Ballrooms B, C & D (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
1:00pm - 1:50pm Engaging Faculty in Makerspace Curriculum Development Using the Faculty/Professional Learning Community Model
Learn how Sacramento State brought a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and community members together to develop new curricula and a plan for procuring further funding. We will share the PLC model, including deliverables that resulted, and suggestions for overcoming challenges that arose.
  • Deidre Sessoms, College of Education, CSU, Sacramento
  • Aaminah Norris, Teaching Credentials Department, CSU, Sacramento
  • Anna Harper, University Library, CSU, Sacramento
  • Emily Merrifield, University Library, CSU, Sacramento
2:00pm - 2:50pm Investigating Makerspaces and the Connection to Student Success and Learning
  • Kimberly Stelter, University Library, Humboldt State University
3:00pm - 3:50pm Development of a MakerSpace for an Engineering Service-Learning Program at San Jose State University
  • Julia Thompson, College of Engineering, San Jose State University
  • Sheryl Ehrman, College of Engineering, San Jose State University

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4:00pm - 4:50pm

Sonoma State University Maker Certificate Program

  • Carlos Ayala, School of Education, Sonoma State University
Presentations - Sonoma Valley Room (Student Center, 2nd floor)
Time Location
1:00pm - 1:50pm Creativity and Innovation: Implementing A New Mission for Academic Libraries
The presenters will discuss how a strategic change in the mission of the Library led to the collaborative development of library services to meet the needs for innovation and creative spaces in a large urban public university. The presenters will also describe the Library's role in the growth of the Creative Media Studio, the evolution of the Business and Data Librarian’s role into an “entrepreneurial librarian,” and the development of the new campus Makerspace.
  • Mark Stover, Oviatt Library, CSU, Northridge
  • Charissa Jefferson, Oviatt Library, CSU, Northridge
  • Isis Leininger, Oviatt Library, CSU, Northridge

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Lessons from the build IT makerspace @SDSU Library
Over the last three years, the build IT makerspace staff have learned important lessons from implementing various services and events. Learn how the makerspace has evolved when the staff takes the time to reflect on their successes and difficulties.

  • Jenny Wong-Welch, University Library, San Diego State University
3:00pm - 3:50pm

Breaking the Makerspace Walls
Though technology and structure are important, the activities and initiatives occurring at a makerspace should not be restricted to its walls. The speakers will explore some of the ways that innovation and creativity can happen both within and without the constraints of the makerspace walls.

  • Isis Leininger, Oviatt Library, CSU, Northridge
  • Justin Kovalcik, Oviatt Library, CSU, Northridge
4:00pm - 4:50pm Creating Engaging and Compelling MakerSpace Environments
  • Chris Novak, J. Paul Library, San Francisco State University
  • Kim Wong, J. Paul Library, San Francisco State University
Workshops - SSU Makerspace (Schulz Information Center room 2012H, 2nd floor)
Time Location
1:00pm - 1:50pm

Minority Reports 2054 / Zero UP and Neuroscience

  • ian pollock, Department of Art, CSU, East Bay
  • Lonny J Avi Brooks, Department of Communication, CSU, East Bay

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2:00pm - 2:50pm Making Math Come to Life With 3D Printing
In this session, I will give a basic introduction to 3D printing in mathematics and resources to create stereolithographic files.
  • Shirley Yap, Department of Mathematics, CSU, East Bay

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3:00pm - 3:50pm Rasberry Pi (Raspian Stretch) on Eduroam
Learn to take your Pi powered projects wireless on Eduroam using the command line.
  • David Palmquist, University Library, CSU, Fullerton

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4:00pm - 4:50pm Favorite Makerspace Equipment
University Makerspaces utilizes a wide range of instruments and tools. This workshop is an introduction and foray into staple items and "must have" systems.
  • Jeremy Qualls, School of Science and Technology, Sonoma State University

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The Overlook (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
5:00pm - 6:30pm Reception
Ballrooms B, C & D (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
8:00am - 8:50am Breakfast and Keynote
8:25am - 8:45am

Keynote

  • Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Statewide Project Manager, California Community Colleges Maker Initiative
Presentations - Ballrooms B, C & D (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
9:00am - 9:50am 'Making' a Difference in Middle School Students' STEM Attitudes
Research study on the impact a week-long informal STEM education summer camp in a digital fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab, had on attitudes towards STEM and self-efficacy in middle school students.
  • Andrea L. Medina, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering, CSU, Bakersfield

10:00am - 10:50am

Building a Sustainable Maker Ecology by Connecting Undergraduate Students with Children in Afterschool Programs

  • Sinem Siyahhan, School of Education, CSU, San Marcos
  • Charles De Leone, Department of Physics, CSU, San Marcos
  • Moses Ochanji, School of Education, CSU, San Marcos
  • Rong-Ji Chen, School of Education, CSU, San Marcos
11:00am - 11:50am

Incorporating Making into University Courses for Teachers
For all people to have an opportunity to deeply engage in the maker movement, we need to effectively integrate making into the K-12 school curriculum. We will share how each campus works with schools, teachers, and future teachers to make this a reality through university maker courses for educators.

  • Donna L. Ross, College of Education, San Diego State University
  • Aaminah Norris, College of Education, CSU, Sacramento
  • Yi Jin, School of Education, Sonoma State University

Presentations - Sonoma Valley Room (Student Center, 2nd floor)
Time Location
9:00am - 9:50am

Makerspace: Bridging Disciplines and Erasing Boundaries at Chico State

  • David Alexander, CSU, Chico

10:00am - 10:50am

Building a Maker Community at Sonoma State University
Make@SSU is a campus wide initiative to empower and foster an inclusive maker community. It brings awareness to courses, programs, and makerspace activities happening across the campus.

  • Jonathan M. Smith, University Library, Sonoma State University
  • Carlos Ayala, School of Education, Sonoma State University
  • Sara Kassis, Department of Engineering, Sonoma State University
  • Anamary Leal, Department of Computer Science, Sonoma State University
  • Jeremy Qualls, School of Science and Technology, Sonoma State University
11:00am - 11:50am

Prototyping Interactions, field notes

  • ian pollock, Department of Art, CSU, East Bay
  • Fadi Castronovo, Department of Engineering, CSU, East Bay
  • Jason Anaya, Department of Art, CSU, East Bay
  • Gwyan Rhabyt, Department of Art, CSU, East Bay
  • James Saxon, Print Lab/Maker Space, CSU, East Bay
  • Sian Geraghty, Computer/Equipment Lab, CSU, East Bay
Workshops - SSU Makerspace (Schulz Information Center room 2012H, 2nd floor)
Time Location
9:00am - 9:50am

Micro:bit Challenge: Coding & Physical Computing for People of All Ages
The BBC Micro:bit is a low-cost and easy to use tool for teaching coding and physical computing to learners of all ages. In this hands-on workshop, participants will use free software to program the built in LEDs and sounds, calibrate and use sensors, and wirelessly communicate between other Micro:bits using bluetooth. After learning about the available input and output options, participants will use the Micro:bit to solve a design challenge.

  • Dan Blake, Sonoma County Office of Education
  • Casey Shea, Sonoma County Office of Education

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10:00am - 10:50am

Micro:bit Challenge: Coding & Physical Computing for People of All Ages
(This is a repeat of the previous workshop.)

  • Dan Blake, Sonoma County Office of Education
  • Casey Shea, Sonoma County Office of Education

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11:00am - 11:50am

Philosophy and Robotics. Making is not just for STEM
We will look at some of the maker friendly technologies available for teaching robotics to humanities students.  These include Lego robotics, Makeblock, and other platforms. We will look at the RoboPhilosophy course design and the lab modules designed to utilize the SSU Maker Space, which are employed to give undergraduate students studying the ethics of robotics and cognitive robotics much needed technical skills in a fun and productive way.

  • John P. Sullins, Department of Philosophy, Sonoma State University

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Ballrooms B and C (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
12 noon - 1:10pm Lunch and Keynote
12:15pm - 12:35pm

Keynote

  • Bjorn Hartman, University of California, Berkeley
12:40pm - 1:10pm

Closing Remarks

  • Carlos Ayala, School of Education, Sonoma State University
  • Janet Auer, Chevron
  • Jonathan M. Smith, University Library, Sonoma State University
  • Lynn Stauffer, School of Science and Technology, Sonoma State University
  • Karen G. Schneider, University Library, Sonoma State University
Presentations - Ballrooms B, C & D (Student Center, 3rd floor)
Time Location
1:10pm - 2:00pm

Preservice Teacher STEM Lab School Collaborative Inquiry and Assessment

  • Corin Slown, School of Natural Sciences, CSU, Monterey Bay
  • Megan Sulsberger, Department of Education and Leadership, CSU, Monterey Bay
2:10pm - 2:40pm

Designing An Experiential Learning Course Utilizing a Makerspace

  • Sadaf Ashtari, College of Business Administration, CSU, Sacramento
Presentations - Sonoma Valley Room (Student Center, 2nd floor)
Time Location
1:10pm - 2:00pm

Making Across the Curriculum
In this presentation, Zack will share examples of efforts to engage students, faculty, and other members of the college community in the makerspace, projects and curricula from a variety of disciplines, and the ways in which the CCC Maker statewide grant has helped California Community Colleges engage with the maker movement.

  • Zack Dowell, Folsom Lake College
Workshops - SSU Makerspace (Schulz Information Center room 2012H, 2nd floor)
Time Location
1:10pm - 2:00pm

Science Teaching, Learning, and Identity Through Community Science Workshops and Makerspaces
Inclusive Community Science Workshops and Makerspaces in schools, libraries, and communities foster STEM learning, creativity, innovation, and identity through play, making, and positive social interactions.

  • Jerry Valadez, Community Science Workshop Network
  • Jose Sandoval, Community Science Workshop Network

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2:10pm - 3:00pm

Science Teaching, Learning, and Identity Through Community Science Workshops and Makerspaces
(This is a repeat of the previous workshop.)

  • Jerry Valadez, Community Science Workshop Network
  • Jose Sandoval, Community Science Workshop Network

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