Makerspace Case Study  

How *New* Makerspace Course Hit 50% Female Enrollment in 7 Weeks (And the Student Maker Club Went from 4 Males to 65 Students and Elected a Female Club President!)

Makerspace Case Study

City College of San Francisco, CA

MakerSPHERE Program

"The WomenTech Maker Space Training brought our team together and was expertly facilitated. It led us through the process of capturing our busy faculty's ideas, and collected them in a very effective way.

Now we have an action plan for a short timeframe, so we can be ready for students the next semester. I don’t think we could have gotten to this point without Donna's facilitation. I knew from my past experience with IWITTS that Donna could help us create a plan that would produce results. The materials, the research-based strategies, the PowerPoint slides, and the sample Student Leads Sheets were all so valuable and engaged faculty in the process. The WomenTech Makerspace Training enabled CCSF to achieve our grant’s goals to make our MakerSPHERE inclusive to ALL students from day one."

Maura Devlin-Clancy

MakerSPHERE Coordinator, Faculty, CNIT Department - Web Development Programs, City College of San Francisco, CA

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