Schlow Library hosts first-ever "Makers Week"

State College, Centre County, Pa. - An event meant to celebrate and learn about emerging technologies has made its way to State College.

“Makers Week”-hosted by Schlow Library, allows people in the community to experience hands-on labs and interactive talks. Organizers behind the event said it’s similar to the branded “Maker Faire” events in other cities.

“It’s a celebration of creativity across the spectrum,” said Nathaniel Rasmussen, head of the information technology department at the library.

Participants can take part in making things with 3-D printers, computer programming, and designing. Makers Week has events such as knitting, embroidery, and jewelry making available for those who aren’t techno-savvy.

“There’s a little bit of everything for everybody and hopefully it will draw them here and get them excited and hopefully they’ll come back,” said Tim Simpson a Penn State professor of industrial and mechanical engineering.

Maker’s Week kicked off on August 24 and ends August 29th. All events, besides the camps, are free to the public.

A schedule of interactive talks, hands-on labs, and maker camps can be found here

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