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Johnson C. Smith University hosts Maker Conference to help bridge digital divide (574 hits)

The James B. Duke Memorial Library partners with Discovery Place Education Studio, Makerspace Charlotte and Apple to host a full-day conference April 13, 2018, giving Charlotte and particularly under-served West Side tech entrepreneurs the opportunity for hands-on experience with cutting-edge digital equipment and concepts. Guests can expect expert panel discussions with designers, makers, and hackers as well as hands-on breakout sessions featuring demonstrations of 3D printers, laser cutters and milling devices. Apple will be conducting workshops on Swift Coding for students.

There are only 50 slots for the Discovery Place Education Studio session which provides hands on demonstrations so registration is required, here https://tinyurl.com/ydcmq62z.

Organizers will also provide individualized 15-20 minute “speed-sessions” so attendees can have their own maker-specific questions and concerns addressed. Guests are encouraged to bring photos, illustrations, floor plans, or curriculum--whatever may enhance the discussion. No registration is necessary for other sessions; simply email Dr. Chantell McDowell at cmcdowell@jcsu.edu stating interest in other sessions. A full agenda will be posted on the library's website, https://library.jcsu.edu/.

This will be a day of priceless learning, networking opportunities and enrichment. The event is open to educators, students, librarians, alumni, CMS teachers, and community members.
For any questions, please contact Dr. Chantell McDowell, collection development librarian and instructional technology coordinator, at cmcdowell@jcsu.edu or Monika Rhue, director of Library Services, at mrhue@jcsu.edu.

Date: April 13, 2018 8 am-4 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Special: Register for Discovery Place sessions at https://tinyurl.com/ydcmq62z.

About Johnson C. Smith University
Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders to be change agents in their professions and communities. Offering 25 fields of study, including a master’s degree in social work, to more than 1,400 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s programs focus on intellectual rigor, social consciousness and global responsibility. Visit www.jcsu.edu or follow the university on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Friday, April 6th 2018 at 6:31PM
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