By Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat
June 7, 2018 — Salinas, CA
(Photo above: Guests check out robots at the opening of the dirty lab at Hartnell College. Contributed)
Hartnell College continues to innovate and engage, opening up the minds of the youth in Salinas to imagine and create with the help of the latest technology. This is a possibility thanks to the MakerSpace or Maker movement.
This spring 2018, Hartnell College was awarded 2-years of funding for this project by the Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office totaling $500,000. This special grant is being used for implementation, equipment, staffing, supplies and stipends for faculty and others that are involved in creating workshops and classes for college students, K-12 students and the community at large.