The Edmunds Library at Northern Maine Community College launched a new Makerspace to help support student access resources to help them with 21st Century skills.

It's called 'Makerspace' which is available to students at NMCC and is a collaborative workspace designed for exploring, learning, and sharing and also uses high tech to no tech tools.

According to Gail Roy, Assistant Dean of Learning Resources,

"Students will be able to access this new lab and use these resources to learn, experiment, discover, create, design, and share."

These spaces help students acquire the skills in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math. This is also known as STEM education.

Roy added,

"We are excited about the possibilities these tools will offer to enhance student learning outside of the classroom."

At a grand opening event introducing the Makerspace, NMCC Precision Metals Technology students, Jonathan Fink, Andrew Dusablon and Robert Hill, designed 3D printed NMCC keychains to demonstrate capabilities of the printer.

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Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.

If you would like more information about this or other educational opportunities at the college, please visit www.nmcc.edu.