We are in the process of creating a makerspace type learning environment that engages college students and high school teachers in biological research experiences that are learner-driven, collaborative, creative, and synergistically integrated with educational outreach and community engagement. HIMB MakerLab extends the makerspace concept and DIY culture to science education by developing a flexible laboratory space and conceptual environment for students to explore scientific research in a less structured and much more creative and collaborative format than conventional research laboratories or internships. The goal for this project is to transform our understandings of the role of creative and service thinking as it relates to scientific research.
Maker Lab News
The HIMB MakerLab has secured a prestigious EAGER award from the National Science Foundation to help pre-service teachers develop their skills in scientific practices and design. Program starts in January 2018. We were extremely honored to be recognized by Senator...read more
Visiting scientist Garen Baghdasarian and his students from Santa Monica College joined HIMB postdoc Keisha Bahr in the MakerLab to investigate how corals may be impacted by warmer water temperatures. The team is exposing small colonies of coral to thermal stress and...read more
Teachers and students from the Agile Learning Center, an alternative school in Honolulu, visited MakerLab to learn more about marine biology and engage in some hands-on science. After touring Moku o Loe island and learning about the research that we conduct here at...read more
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in working with Dr. Lemus in MakerLab or other projects that integrate science research and education can send inquiries and concept ideas by using the form below.