This year I missed any early announcement about this year’s White House Maker Faire. The 2015 White House Maker Faire will take place during the week of June 12-18, what the White House is calling a ‘Week of Making.‘ The announcement talks much more about last year’s Faire than this year’s week.
Perhaps that’s because the White House is looking for people and organizations to step up. In line with last year’s call, the White House is looking for commitments to supporting Makers in a number of ways, including:
- Creating hands-on learning opportunities for students to engage in STEM arts and design through making in and outside the classroom
- Broadening participation in making for girls, young women and underrepresented minorities
- Supporting the development of low-cost tools for prototyping
- Developing capabilities that enable maker entrepreneurs to produce their products domestically and scale volume
- Engaging makers in developing solutions to pressing local and global challenges
In order to be ready to announce new commitments during the June ‘Week of Making,’ The White House wants submissions by May 15. If interested, please fill out the form at this webpage.