Makerspace Diversity by david David Brightbill


Makerspaces often do not reflect the diversity of their communities.


Tags: diversity, inclusion

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Diagnostic Statement

Problem Statement
succinct, one-sentence description
Makerspaces often do not reflect the diversity of their communities.
Category
broad category of impact
diversity, inclusion
Impacted Groups or Individuals
list of those impacted by problem (organize with largest impact top)
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Benefit of Solving the Problem
description of positive potential
  • By being inclusive, benefit from untapped resources, build tighter connections with the entire community, and help encourage and support every person who is interested in STEAM or tinkering.
Known Barriers
those things which would prevent success of a future solution
  • Spaces often focus on technologies which are beyond the reach of lower income people.
  • Spaces are often founded and run by wealthy white males.
  • Spaces are not doing outreach to potential non-traditional members.
  • Spaces are often mostly white and mostly male.
Potential Collaborators
list of those interested in helping to solve this problem
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • SciGirls - a science program for middle school girls at the National High Magnetic Field Lab.
  • Women in Science and Engineering
Statement POC
name and contact info
David Brightbill
Comments
  Name Solicitation # Amount Max Deadline Score
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 16-540 $95,000,000 April 20, 2017, 8:14 p.m. 79
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 15-592 $5,000,000 Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m. 78
EHR Core Research (ECR) 15-509 $500,000 Sept. 14, 2017, noon 78
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 15-599 $1,200,000 Aug. 9, 2017, 8:17 p.m. 78
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 15-585 $300,000 Jan. 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m. 77
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) 16-527 $47,000,000 March 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m. 76
Economic Development Assistance Programs ­ Application submission and program requirements for EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. EDAP2016 $3,000,000 March 2, 2027, 8:50 p.m. 64
Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) PD 15-1340 $150,000 Jan. 25, 2017, 7:33 p.m. 61
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program EDA-HDQ-TA-HDQ-2016-2004759 $300,000 Nov. 2, 2039, 8:54 p.m. 61
Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation 15-086 $300,000 Dec. 15, 2016, noon 52
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) PD 16-7680 $300,000 Feb. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m. 45
Science of Learning (SL) PD 16-004Y $300,000 Jan. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m. 34

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