The third White House Week of Making will be held from June 17 – 23, 2016 and NIST MEP is once again participating! It’s an opportunity to showcase how the MEP Network can be instrumental in supporting Makers transitioning to Manufacturers.
U.S. Makers are developing new solutions and products to pressing challenges, by not only engaging students in hands on, interactive learning of STEM, arts and design, but also by enabling non-student individuals to learn new skills in design, fabrication and manufacturing.
The Week of Making promotes communities across America by encouraging them to share and celebrate their involvement in the Maker Movement, using #NationOfMakers and #WeekofMaking on Twitter and Facebook, which can showcase their amazing work and enable connections to be made with other Makers and organizations that support them. Below are ways that everyone can get involved:
This year, MEP Director Carroll Thomas, will make two MEP Commitments to demonstrate how the MEP System will develop the Maker culture into manufacturers in this country. She will announce these commitments during the National Week of Making. Stay tuned to find out more.
Be part of the Maker Movement—whether you are a Maker yourself, an MEP Center supporting Makers to Manufacturers in your community or are just learning about this exciting initiative, which is poised to Make its Mark on Manufacturing in this country!