MakerLab is a makerspace type learning environment that engages university students and secondary science teachers in science research and design experiences that are learner-driven, collaborative, creative, and synergistically integrated with community engagement and educational outreach. HIMB MakerLab extends the makerspace concept and DIY culture to science education by providing a flexible laboratory space and conceptual environment for participants to explore research and design practices in a less structured format than conventional laboratories or internships. MakerLab gives learners the resources to explore and apply experiential learning to better integrate science, technology, engineering, art, and math. With funding from the National Science Foundation, MakerLab is undertaking a progressive learning approach to train pre-service secondary science teachers in scientific and engineering design practices that help integrate elements of Making into teacher education.
Undergraduates, graduate students, and teachers 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.