Heading South to Hang With the Education Rock Stars

A couple times a year I pay to attend conferences. South by Southwest® EDU (SXSW® EDU) is one of those events. The 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, starts Monday, March 5, and goes through ... Continue reading

A Car in Space? Let Students Ponder Why.

BY Derek Runberg 2/15/18 6:36 AM


On the morning of February 7th I was sitting on my couch drinking my morning coffee with my wife and watching the “Today” show when a segment came up about SpaceX and their groundbreaking launch of ... Continue reading

February STEM Events

BY Toni Klopfenstein 2/13/18 6:33 AM

Events STEM

February can be a tough month for keeping students (and educators) engaged. The weather is often still dreary, the holidays are a distant memory, and the semester is back in full swing. Luckily, ... Continue reading

Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity in the Maker Community…One Makeathon at a Time

Break to Make is a two-day, all-women makeathon created to foster a supportive learning environment for women interested in maker culture and product design. Women in diverse fields come to the event ... Continue reading

Hour of Code 2017

It's Computer Science Education Week, which means it's also time for the annual Hour of Code event! Read on to learn more and get involved!... Continue reading

5 e-Textiles Research Projects Making a Difference in Education

I recently attended the Digital Media and Learning Conference, a "two-day conference featuring experts on cutting-edge learning practice and design with a focus on access, engagement and equity for ... Continue reading

Boulder is for Robotics: Inspiring Student Projects

A few weeks ago I got the chance to check out the St. Vrain Innovation Center’s demo night for their robotics teams at Galvanize Boulder (through the Boulder is for Robots Meetup). If you’re ... Continue reading

reMAKE Education 2017 Recap

About a year and a half ago, I was at a BBQ during the South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU conference. We were out in Bastrop, Texas, and someone I'd never met before came up and handed me a flyer for a ... Continue reading

Vote for Maker Education at SXSWedu 2018!

SparkFun doesn’t take summer breaks and we’ve been making plans for our event season next year where we get to travel all around the country sharing cool new projects and exciting technology like the ... Continue reading

Mentorship Program Builds Students’ Skills and Confidence

“Why did you join this program?” As I sit at the front of a circle of middle school kids on the first day of our AppJam+ program, the students in front of me begin to answer my question one by one. ... Continue reading