College of the Canyons will host its 2018 MakerSpace Festival for creative innovators in the West PR Gym on the college’s Valencia campus on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival will feature cosplay creation, 3D printing, robotics demonstrations, inflatable sculptures, planetarium shows, book-making workshop, and hands-on science and art.
The festival will include activities for all ages, plus food trucks, door prizes and more.
The keynote speakers will be Matthew Wallace, Assembly, Test and Launch Manager at NASA-JPL, who will talk about NASA’s current and future Mars rover missions; and digital artist Joshua Abarbanel, whose address is entitled “Digits & Digital: Harnessing Tech in Art Making.”
Three guest speakers are slated. Lara Frandzel will discuss “STEM on a Dine: How to Create and Elementary School Makerspace on a Budget,” Teresa Ciardi will explain how “Women and Girls in Science are Powerful,” and Hsiawen Hull will focus on “The Makerspace Movement and How College of the Canyons is Incubating Ideas.”
COC’s West PE Gym is located on the Valencia campus at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355.
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Looks like a blast. Everyone should try manual arts, it’s a rewarding pursuit. The Maker movement is life hacking at its finest. Building kinetic sculptures makes engineering fun.