Makerspace Public Marketing by julia Julia Longtin

Spaces could attract and retain more public interest given more public awareness and budget to back more volunteers.

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Diagnostic Statement

Problem Statement
succinct, one-sentence description
Spaces could attract and retain more public interest given more public awareness and budget to back more volunteers.
broad category of impact
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
  • New technologies, citizen science. Notably Byzantium Linux (wireless mesh networking), a maximum performance biosignal amplifier, several CNC manufacturing tools, and more.
  • Keeping the American culture of inventiveness and innovation at the global forefront.
  • Engaging with young minds to become the makers and scientists for the next generation.
  • Free or low cost training and access to industrial tools for the general public.
  • Free or low cost STEM education for the general public.
Known Barriers
those things which would prevent success of a future solution
  • Bylaws are difficult to reform, amendments are in progress.
  • Small budget.
  • Local real-estate prices inhibiting expansion.
  • Consumption of manpower on operational requirements (eg. fundraising to pay rent).
Potential Collaborators
list of those interested in helping to solve this problem
  • A space’s BOD.
  • A space’s membership.
  • A space’s volunteers.
  • A space’s clubs.
  • HSTS (High School Technology Services).
  • Other maker/hacker spaces and ham clubs.
  • National Organization of Makers
  • Government, local and federal.
Statement POC
name and contact info
Julia Longtin
  Name Solicitation # Amount Max Deadline Score
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) 16-527 $47,000,000 March 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m. 70
EHR Core Research (ECR) 15-509 $500,000 Sept. 14, 2017, noon 70
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 16-540 $95,000,000 April 20, 2017, 8:14 p.m. 69
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 15-599 $1,200,000 Aug. 9, 2017, 8:17 p.m. 69
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 15-592 $5,000,000 Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m. 68
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. 66
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 15-585 $300,000 Jan. 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m. 64
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program EDA-HDQ-TA-HDQ-2016-2004759 $300,000 Nov. 2, 2039, 8:54 p.m. 63
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 37
Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) PD 15-1340 $150,000 Jan. 25, 2017, 7:33 p.m. 36
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) PD 16-7680 $300,000 Feb. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m. 28
Science of Learning (SL) PD 16-004Y $300,000 Jan. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m. 18

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