Public View of Makersapces by acoy Andrew Coy


The general public’s knowledge and understanding of the value-add of a makerspace to them individually or to their communities is insufficient if not completely absent.


Tags: communication, marketing

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Diagnostic Statement

Problem Statement
succinct, one-sentence description
The general public’s knowledge and understanding of the value-add of a makerspace to them individually or to their communities is insufficient if not completely absent.
Category
broad category of impact
communication, marketing
Impacted Groups or Individuals
list of those impacted by problem (organize with largest impact top)
  • Group object (122)
  • Group object (123)
Benefit of Solving the Problem
description of positive potential
  • increased capacity for philanthropic support and/or government funding
  • increased demand for access to programs, educational offerings, and membership benefits
  • increased engagement from various community business, educational, civic, social, and recreational organizations
Known Barriers
those things which would prevent success of a future solution
  • clear pathways for various types of engagements with a makerspace (not every type of community member is going to be interested in same type of interaction)
  • clear marketing language and messaging capacity
  • interest of makerspaces for more demand
Potential Collaborators
list of those interested in helping to solve this problem
  • Adam Savage
Statement POC
name and contact info
Andrew Coy
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. 76
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 15-599 $1,200,000 Aug. 9, 2017, 8:17 p.m. 76
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 15-592 $5,000,000 Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m. 76
EHR Core Research (ECR) 15-509 $500,000 Sept. 14, 2017, noon 74
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 15-585 $300,000 Jan. 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m. 72
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) 16-527 $47,000,000 March 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m. 72
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. 67
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program EDA-HDQ-TA-HDQ-2016-2004759 $300,000 Nov. 2, 2039, 8:54 p.m. 63
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) PD 16-7680 $300,000 Feb. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m. 52
Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) PD 15-1340 $150,000 Jan. 25, 2017, 7:33 p.m. 49
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 48
Science of Learning (SL) PD 16-004Y $300,000 Jan. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m. 38

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