Community Outreach

A crucial part of the Makerspace mission is working with students beyond the College, especially those from underrepresented groups who are interested in engineering and science. The staff will work with schools and organizations to explore workshops and curricular support, such as using technology in the classroom.

We can loan supplies and services to you, or our undergraduates can go to your location. We are in the process of aligning our activities with the Massachusetts State Technology and Engineering Standards, and are planning a professional development workshop for teachers. We regularly offer iDesign-style workshops for middle and high school students, including a week-long summer camp.

Although we are currently limited in time and funding, we welcome conversations as we build capacity and determine what is most useful to our community collaborators.

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An inside look: MHC Girls in Tech Conference

Per co-chair Kat Aiello ’18: “Follow us as we equip high school girls with tools for innovation, social change and leadership!”
When Hashma Shahid ’17 and Onji Bae ’18 discovered computer science at Mount Holyoke, their lives — and many others — were changed.

Computing for social impact

Girls in Tech, a day-long conference, was created by two Mount Holyoke students to introduce high school girls to the possibility of careers in technology.
Shani Mensing '15 and Safae Alaoui Lahgazi '17 soldering Neopixel LED strips.

"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.