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Accessible Maker Spaces and Leadership in Engineering

PI: Idalis Villanueva, PhD
Co-PI: Wade Goodridge, PhD/Louis Nadelson, PhD


The Maker movement has generated a great deal of interest into how individuals are motivated to learn in non-traditional classroom environments. It should allow for a diverse group of learners to participate in these activities. Yet, maker spaces are highly criticized regarding its accessibility to learners of all abilities as well as their leadership structures. This research is divided into two areas: accessibility and organizational leadership. Understanding of both aspects of maker spaces can allow us to better understand its impact and sustainability for engineering education.

Amount: Internal Start-Up Funds
Status: In Progress
Funded by: Utah State University