Originally posted on MAKE:
The MIT Admissions Dept is making it possible for young makers to share their projects as part of the application process, starting this year. Dr. Dawn Wendell, Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT, said that a new Maker Portfolio supplement on the MIT Admissions web site will provide a structured way for students to submit information about a diverse set of projects that they have participated in.
“As we see students getting more involved in the Maker Movement, we wanted to give them a more formalized opportunity to tell us about that part of their life and why it’s important to them, ” said Dr. Wendell. MIT already has a supplemental application for Music and Research. Dr. Wendell said that MIT wants to attract students that are “already solving problems and building, playing and creating, engaging in projects that they love doing.” She added that “not all successful students at MIT are makers, but MIT is a welcoming place for makers, or students who want to become makers.”
Originally posted on Ideas for Teaching Computer Technology to Kids:
From their site, “UW CSE’s K-12 outreach program, DawgBytes, aims to introduce both students and teachers to the exciting world of computer science & engineering. Whether you are a K-12 student, a UW CSE student, a parent or an educator, we have opportunities for you! “
Originally posted on The Lego Car Blog:
Following the launch of The Lego Car Blog’s new Lego Review Library it’s time for another trip back in time to take a look at one of LEGO’s great sets; 5590 Model Team Helicopter Transport.
5590 was part of LEGO’s three set line-up for their spectacular Model Team range that was launched in 1988 for US ‘Shop at Home’ customers, and in 1990 in European stores. We’re using the European name for the set as we can’t really bring ourselves to use the US one.
The flagship of the new range, 5590 took detail to a level previously unseen outside of the Legoland theme park (there was only one back then). Based on an attractive if slightly generic European cab-over semi the set was really two models in one, as the helicopter could easily be a unique set in its own right. 5590 also brought a few new pieces to Lego fans, chiefly those marvellous wheels, but also two new windscreens that would reappear in later sets.
Originally posted on Margaret, Future Librarian:
There is one more week of Summer Reading to go. When I’ve had time to collect my thoughts and my sanity, I’ll be back to share with you my adventures in presenting, conferences, Minecraft, STEAM, badges, LEGO Angry Birds, and library overnights. In the meantime… I give you a LEGO catapult..