New York, NY: New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

Making a Platform for Empowerment at the NYSCI Maker Space

Students learn in an environment that is conducive to building a sense of autonomy at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Maker Space, a lab in the YOUmedia Network, by approaching problem-solving with the “I Can Mentality.” Also, an argument is made for educators to get comfortable being learners. Read the rest »

Pittsburgh, PA: The Labs @ CLP Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago

Hitting the Library Circuit with Mobile Making

In an effort to reach more patrons and spread innovation, librarians are taking their digital learning and staff development programs on the road.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones. Read the rest »

Berkeley, CA: TechHive

Making the Case for a Makeathon

TechHive is the YOUmedia Learning Lab based out of the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California. During the last weekend in May, TechHive’s staff and teen interns collaborated to plan, develop, raise funds for, and run a Makeathon. The idea for this event came from a shared desire to experiment with an alternative to the popular hackathon event. Read the rest »