As of 7/25/15, our new web address is www.nkymaker.space. This website will no longer be updated.
To create an environment for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to think, create and build.
To provide the students of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati the opportunity to learn through creation in a dedicated ‘Makerspace’.
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace is an open community where individuals come together to share resources in a space that fosters creative exploration for the benefit of art, science and culture.
They are places where people can experiment with everything from 3D printers to a hammer and nails under the philosophy that everyone can learn by having fun.
Makerspaces have sprung up across the nation in recent years, and now Boone County Schools has provided a facility to create Kentucky’s first Makerspace, a facility that will be open to students and families from across the region.
Our charge is to fill that space with equipment and materials that inspire children to dream, think and create.
Activities will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education. It will train students to think beyond a test or a grade – to think for themselves and create new things. We hope to create a model that can be replicated throughout the region.
How you can help
Do you want to be part of the first Makerspace in Kentucky? If you would like to inspire the students of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati to become the next generation of innovators, please consider donating resources, equipment, time or funding. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, please call Boone County Schools Deputy Superintendent Karen Cheser at (859) 282-3327.
Boone County Education Foundation
8330 US HWY 42
Florence, KY 41042