Cornell to launch new maker-themed website at 2017 World Maker Faire in Queens

WHAT:          Official launch of new maker-themed, STEM website designed by Cornell University engineers for middle and high school students at the 2017 World Maker Faire

WHEN:          Sept. 23 and 24

WHERE:        New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens

MEDIA:         Media members requesting interviews or more information should contact Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or dal296@cornell.edu.

NEW YORK – At this year’s World Maker Faire, Cornell University’s College of Engineering will launch a new maker-themed website called CollabSpace.

The free site allows members to interact with other makers, learn about different engineering disciplines, share projects, learn new skills and receive mentoring from Cornell professors, graduate students and alumni. CollabSpace will help users follow their curiosity, share their strengths and improve their skills.

The 2017 World Maker Faire is Sept. 23 through the 24 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Students will be at the Faire and able to demonstrate the functions of the new site.

CollabSpace creators designed the site for middle school and high school tinkerers, with hopes that coders and makers will join the site and find a community where they can learn and grow and explore various aspects of engineering. Their goal is to make CollabSpace a place for makers of all ages to share their experiences and get feedback from one another.

The site is set apart from other maker-themed sites by the presence of Cornell engineers, faculty, students and staff.

 

Daryl Lovell
office: 607-254-4799
cell: 607-592-3925
dal296@cornell.edu

 

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews. For more information, see this Cornell Chronicle story.

 

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