On December 3, 2014 Parachute Factory founder and Agency by Design Learning Community member Mariano Ulibarri was recently featured in a New Mexico Highlands University article entitled Harvard Invites Media Arts Grad to Help Catalyze Maker Education.
Las Vegas, N.M. –The Harvard Graduate School of Education invited Highlands University media arts graduate Mariano Ulibarri to help catalyze a national network of maker educators.
Ulibarri’s Parachute Factory makerspace in Las Vegas and his work with libraries throughout the state caught the attention of Harvard’s Agency by Design, which is part of the Project Zero research center.
“We pulled together a phenomenal national working group of 35 thought leaders and practitioners in maker education and design to share ideas, practice and opportunities,” said Jen Ryan, Agency by Design project manager. “We see Mariano as a deep and thoughtful leader in this work. He knows his community and clearly articulates outcomes for how young people can benefit from maker education.”
A makerspace is a do-it-yourself environment that brings people together to create, tinker, and repair items using open-source computer hardware and software, as well as other technology tools like three-dimensional printers for creating objects.
Ryan said Ulibarri is pilot testing some of Agency by Design’s education resources and his data is part of Harvard’s ongoing study of best practices in maker space education…
New Mexico Highlands University, December 3, 2014