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Spacelab STEAM Camp in Mokena Messenger!

SpaceLab’s STEAM Camp was recently featured in a really nice piece for our local paper, the Mokena Messenger! Go pick up a paper and check it out, and while you’re at it, check out our camp, too.


Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

Spacelab Winter STEAM Camp

We’ve been working on getting this out for the last couple months, but couldn’t bring ourselves to release it until it was *just right*. Well, I’m happy to announce that finally, I think, we’ve got the makings of an excellent STEAM program at Spacelab. Check it out.

Make something cool, tinker and learn, and take it home.

While at STEAM camp, students ages 6-10 make customized tech-projects. They learn about design, engineering, science, and applied mathematics. The registration fee includes project materials, and students take home their completed projects at the end of the session. Our teachers are professional educators with over 10 years experience and expertise in mathematics, technology, and design.


Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

Idea Realization Lab September Updates

For purposes of transparency, and in case it might be useful for other makerspace organizers, I’ll continue to share the numbers, stories, and photos from the Idea Realization Lab every month. Here’s our September report.


Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

ASTC Conference Talk – Building Makerspaces

I gave a talk at the Association of Science and Technology Centers on Making Makerspaces and developing a positive culture of making in the process. Here they are!


Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

DePaul Idea Realization Lab Updates – May 2018

Last month we started tracking visitor data to the Idea Realization Lab, and as a part of that data logging I also began writing a report about our various successes, stories, and goings-on. Here’s the final report for the school year of 2017-2018 at the lab: https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/zGU9khM3KrsLu2rBaErQjhja


Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus