The Maker Spotlights are made of these enthusiastic makers, chosen for their family-friendly concepts, will mentor families as they delve into their own designs inspired by the work of the makers.
We offer diverse role models of imaginative, empowered people who realize their potential by finding their creative center.
The Maker Spotlights are made possible by generous grant from the Vogler Foundation.
Upcoming Maker Spotlights
Graduate Education Outreach (GEO) STEM Club
Saturday, April 27th, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 pm
The Stony Brook University GEO STEM Club returns to help us design, construct, and test our own catapults using some cool, but common materials. We'll consider the art of design and the physics of launching in this hands-on engineering challenge. Reserve for your spot now.
Musician and Artist Maker
Saturday, May 4th,2:00-4:00pm
Maker Spotlight features musician and artist Douglas Baldwin. View and create your own fractal art -infinite images with astounding colors and patterns.
Saturday, May 18th, 1:30-3:00pm for children ages 5-8
3:30-5:00pm for children ages 9-12
Join us for our Maker Spotlight with Andrew Iacona. With Andrew, you can design the body of the Ant Weight Battle Bot, think about the aerodynamics, and figure out battle strategies. Reserve your spot now.
Previous Maker Spotlights
Biomedical Engineering Society at SBU
February 16th, 2019
Biomedical engineers fix common health problems. Share your ideas to help ACL injuries or ways to help hands stay safe when cooking? Then, put electrodes on your strong arm, and wrestle with a friend. Let’s see how high you can move the lever.
American Pop Artist / Author
December 26, 2018
Albert will be bringing his materials of choice, namely cereal boxes and other printed cardboard consumer packages, and will give museum visitors the chance to create a collage of their own. He will be working side by side with museum guests making art.
All those that visit and create a collage in the workshop session will receive a free signed print of one of Albert’s works among other special gifts!
December 2nd, 2018
Our Maker Cara DiGirolamo is a journeyman maker and illustrator. Marbling is a curious art form that creates unique and dynamic images on paper or other objects. Marbled papers are traditionally used in bookbinding and calligraphy but are also great for origami and scrapbooking. Kids will learn how to make marbled paper and have fun creating works of art.
Atlantic Conservation Society
November 17th, 2018
Celebrate National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week with special guests from the Atlantic Conservation Society. It is important that our young people learn to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or recognize their impacts as global citizens.