Maker Stories MHC leaps into 21st-century maker culture Thanks a generous grant, MHC’s new MEDIAL Project is integrating arts and technology and giving students resources to create, exhibit and perform. An exploration of where art and science meet. Two distinct curricular worlds— art and robotics—collide in a cross-disciplinary project between studio art and computer science. HackHolyoke inspires student hackathon MHC 2015 HackHolyoke was so inspiring to a Berkshire Community College engineering student that she decided to host her own hackathon. How and why I built my dog a robot Reactive dog? Calm robot. Stella Elwood ’19 introduces Simon the Safer Socializing Bot (S3B), a product of the Makerspace. 3-D printing prostheses Erin Mullin ’17 adapted and customized code to create a 3-D-printed prosthetic hand that can be made for less than $50 and shared around the world. "Huffington Post" highlights MHC STEM camps. Mount Holyoke College offers two summer STEM courses for girls and women, which were featured in the Huffington Post. Calling all makers — and doers The new Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is now open for your projects, inspirations, creativity and persistence. Underwater Community Students in the iDesign Studio class in Computer Science and the Costuming II class in the Theater Department teamed up to create this short production. Sparking Curiosity Nancie Fimbel ’68 has helped create a space where today’s students can expand the limits of their education with tools and technology. Elevated language Yvaine Neyhard FP’20 and the topography of Hamlet. Remembering Jean Sammet ’48 Jean reminded me, and every student in our class, that we are smart and fully capable of bringing change to an unwelcoming tech world dominated by men. (Re)framed: reflections on migration Shebati Sengupta ’19 discusses an art installation that grew out a creative project for the Global Movements: Migrations, Refugees, and Diasporas course. The Makerspace: A launch pad to the future The Makerspace prepares future leaders by combining technology and the liberal arts to teach and engage students studying every academic discipline. The art and science of chocolate Valentine-themed Makerspace workshop marries physics and chocolate-making for a bit of educational fun. A partnership sparks expression, mentorship Original art can be used to explore many topics, local high schoolers learn through a program offered by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. IDesign Studio redefines tech perception Mount Holyoke’s IDesign Studio demystifies technology, sparks artistic creativity, fuels entrepreneurial spirit and encourages risk-taking across academia. A case for entrepreneurship at Mount Holyoke Computer science major Regina Ye ’18 launches a travel-cosmetics company. Read her blog. Optimal claw comfort? Check. Stella Elwood ’19 turns to the Makerspace to create an effective, affordable tool for use in veterinary medicine. Geosciences in the makerspace? Forward-looking technology takes on ancient species. Read a blog by Anna MacDonnell ’21. New facility primed for curiosity The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab provides 8,000 square feet where students can implement, adapt and expand diverse concepts of creation. A home for 21st-century artisans From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate. Art history gets lasered, inked Interdisciplinary learning in the arts? Two 15th-century prints, two laser-cut woodblocks, a print press, two hands. Read a blog by Yiqi Chen ’21. A culture of creativity Using the Makerspace to introduce technology into 21st-century liberal arts. Music to the ears—and eyes Misha Oraa Ali ’17 explores the art in neuroscience—and vice versa—through a self-designed project. Science is everywhere – and for everyone The pilot year of a STEM camp for girls, a joint offering from Mount Holyoke College and the city of San Juan, brings education and renewed hope.