Prof. Di Leo and Dr. Julie Ancis (institute diversity) hosted the firs ever “Makerspace Culture Workshop” which was designed by Prof. Di Leo as part of the D&I Fellows Program.
During this workshop students at the Aero Maker Space participated in a series of exercises in which they developed their own vision and objectives for the culture of their makerspace. Within this framework we introduced ideas of diversity, inclusion, and bias. As part of this workshop the AMS students developed their first set of core values: “Care”, “Equal Access for All”, “Fostering Mistakes and Innovation”, and “Mentorship and Empowerment”.
Thank you also to Dr. Archie Ervin, VP for Institute for Diversity, for facilitating this!