ASEE MAKERs

What is ASEE MAKER?:
The Manufacturing Division hosts MAKER poster-type demonstrations at the ASEE Annual Conference.

Participants:
All levels (high school or college students, or other participants) are welcomed to share their Make-themed demonstration, show, or display.

Philosophy:
We want to recognize all design and build activities in the truest form of the academic tradition of diverse opinions and expression. The basic caveats would be that it must be

  1. something that can be reproduced
  2. demonstrated
  3. of interest to at least some of an audience of students, faculty, and/or K-12
  4. built by you, staff, and/or students.

These projects can range from hardcore technical design of mechanical/manufactured products to innovative techniques for textile work. An artistic flair is welcomed.

Why?
Mainly it is just fun to design, build, and share. But, the Maker community is a new main pipeline for gifted students of all types and their expression of making things using STEM knowledge and skills. It is a great way for engineering and technology programs to make themselves more approachable to the general public.

Awards:
The Manufacturing Division gives awards for best Student MAKER presentations in various categories.  For example, in 2017, awards that were given were:

  • Humanitarian Service Award
  • Entrepreneurship Award
  • Inspiration Award