Talk and Discussion “Maker for Good” by Stephanie Santoso

Guess who is in town?! The amazing Stephanie Santoso! Steph is one of these people that are making amazing things happen while being really humble about it. The quietly smiling maverick! If you want to learn how to bring making to the top level, she has a lot of experience doing just that. This event will be extremely interesting for makers, educators, families, non-profit organizations involved with hands-on work, policy makers – everyone!

Steph will share her experiences as a maker and policy advisor working with the Maker community at the White House and organizing the first-ever White House Maker Faire under the Obama administration. She’ll talk about broadening access to making and the critical role it plays in facilitating local, community-based problem solving, education and entrepreneurship. With her experience collaborating with members of federal and local governments, libraries, schools, museums, companies and foundations, she’ll discuss the ways in which different organizations and institutions can creatively work together to create communities that allow makers to thrive and empower them to tackle the problems they care about most. 

  • Time: Sunday, Aug 6th 2017. 18:00 – 19:30
  • Location: MakerBay Central [map], PMQ unit H508, MTR Central or Sheung Wan
  • Fee: Free! Bring your friends

See a list of her incredible works and initiatives: 

  1. Moore Inventor Fellows
  2. Infy Maker Awards
  3. Makers for Global Good
  4. Maker City
  5. National Week of Making
  6. Manufacturing Day
  7. HBCU Making for Change Showcase
  8. Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge
  9. White House and Smithsonian 3D Printed Ornament Design Competition
  10. Fashion and Education Workshop with First Lady Michelle Obama
  11. White House Maker Faire

 And bonus, a short interview of Stephanie:

Steph’s Bio

Steph served as the first Senior Advisor for Making at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama administration. In this role, she helped develop President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative to support and broaden access to the Maker Movement. She is a founding Board Member of Nation of Makers, a national non-profit supporting more than 350 maker spaces and maker organizations across the U.S., co-organized the Makers for Global Good Summit and serves on the advisory council for California Community Colleges CCC Maker initiative. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science at Cornell University.

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.