Makerspace Operations by tanju Tanju (TJ) Bayramoglu


Housekeeping is an ongoing challenge for spaces as members’ projects are often not cleaned up while in process or at the completion, occupying space and tools that others could be using.


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Diagnostic Statement

Problem Statement
succinct, one-sentence description
Housekeeping is an ongoing challenge for spaces as members’ projects are often not cleaned up while in process or at the completion, occupying space and tools that others could be using.
Category
broad category of impact
operations
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
  • Significant mess and cleanliness also impacts ability to attract new members and interacting with the broader community.
  • Morale of existing members is affected.
  • Safety: messy spaces are pose various safety risks at best and potentially environmental and health hazards at worst.
Known Barriers
those things which would prevent success of a future solution
  • Lack of budget for trash pickup or disposal services
  • Lack of budget for dust collection systems, air quality systems
  • Lack of budget for cleaning and house keeping services
  • Housekeeping is considered drudgery, low value activity
  • Makers are often inherently messy.
Potential Collaborators
list of those interested in helping to solve this problem
  • Local private or municipal waste management services, brainstorm for potential solution opportunities.
  • Local private or municipal house keeping services, brainstorm for potential solution opportunities.
  • Local volunteer and community service organizations may be able to provide labor to support cleanup & housekeeping activities. The key is to implement a repeatable and consistent process.
Statement POC
name and contact info
Tanju (TJ) Bayramoglu
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. 74
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) 16-527 $47,000,000 March 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m. 72
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 15-599 $1,200,000 Aug. 9, 2017, 8:17 p.m. 72
EHR Core Research (ECR) 15-509 $500,000 Sept. 14, 2017, noon 70
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 15-592 $5,000,000 Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m. 70
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. 70
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 15-585 $300,000 Jan. 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m. 69
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program EDA-HDQ-TA-HDQ-2016-2004759 $300,000 Nov. 2, 2039, 8:54 p.m. 67
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 45
Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) PD 15-1340 $150,000 Jan. 25, 2017, 7:33 p.m. 43
Science of Learning (SL) PD 16-004Y $300,000 Jan. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m. 33
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) PD 16-7680 $300,000 Feb. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m. 32

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