Modes of making: exploration, engineering, and entrepreneurship
From creativity and expression to job training and entrepreneurship, maker learning is what you make of it.
Making, from cradle to career
How do we bring our network’s strength in maker learning together with our region’s growing need for a new generation of manufacturing talent?
Can the Maker Movement Spark a “Manufacturing Renaissance?”
Supporting the Maker Movement is one way to bring back economic growth, manufacturing ecosystems, and decent blue-collar jobs. So say the Brookings Institution’s Mark Muro and Peter Hirshberg, in “Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities.”
Pittsburgh’s Pipeline Problem and How the City is Solving it
The city isn’t graduating enough children with the skills they need to meet future employer demand. Here’s how schools are working with local businesses and technology firms to do something about it.
Saltwater Batteries, Finland, and Pittsburgh’s Promising Advanced Industries
A small segment of the economy dubbed the “advanced industries” is a main source of economic power. Ranging from software publishing to ship building, the 50-industry segment is characterized by its deep involvement in technology research and development, and in STEM. But to keep it sustainable, the country needs to reinvest in STEM education.
Don’t Overlook Manufacturing as a STEM Career
In discussions of how to build the future STEM workforce, modern manufacturing jobs usually don’t make the short list. Here’s why they should.