Powered by PepsiCo, BEVLAB at Maker Faire is a pop-up lab that mixes hands-on experimentation with moderated discussions, and a sampling station. It is designed to spark discussion around the future of beverages and give makers of all kinds a hands-on opportunity to experience the future of beverage creation.
Participants will experience the lab in groups starting with a short moderated discussion (BEVFORUM) around the future of beverages. After the discussion, the group will be randomly assigned to one of four experiments in which they will receive instruction and be allowed to make their own future beverage concept.

Public Lab: Collaborative Making for a Better World


Public Lab functions as a learning, living network of people who collaborate to make environmental research accessible and affordable. Hardware, software, datasets and environmental victories emerge from our social infrastructure for public research. We work online to build a global knowledge base for environmental investigation fueled by place-specific research conducted offline by local chapters. No finite amount of people could tackle a project this big--open source collaboration provides a way of working and making that enables everyone to grow their own capacity to act.nThis presentation will be given by a Public Lab Director.

Open Portfolios: A Hands-On Discussion


Inspiring others to remix the projects you made by sharing online portfolios has become a large part of making. What do you need to consider when creating portfolio practices that work? In this hands-on presentation, we play with DIY documentation stations and discuss open maker portfolios. Learn about the Maker Ed Open Portfolio Project and about what we learned from the amazing community of makers around their practices!n

Invitation to Innovation: Making Molecules and Minds


Biology teachers and students have struggled to express the inner workings of the cell with more than words. If only there was a model for that!! For my students have taught me that hands-on activities are more effective when the manipulatives are designed with rigor in mind u2013 "minds on" to maximize learning, understanding and retention. I will model the maker approach to teaching challenging concepts in biology, and inspire learners to use current models or make their own, using 3D kits/3D printed models to demonstrate the cool yet mysterious processes of life as well as show off students' maker model projects.


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