KCI Tech Camp for Students Ages 12 – 16

February 19 – 23 | 9:00 – 4:00 daily, Monday – Friday

Girl welding circuit board

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is offering students, ages 12 – 16 the chance to flex their creativity in our new makerspace. During the 5-day camp, they will explore tools and techniques of the makerspace, which includes laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, micro-controllers with LED lights and physical computing. They will go through a design thinking process, and will imagine and fabricate their own innovations while gaining STEAM skills in a fun, playful environment. Taught by instructors with engineering and teaching expertise, this five day camp is appropriate for middle and high school students (ages 12 – 16).

Cost: $699 if enrolled by February 12 (includes all materials)

Extended Care available 8 – 9 am and 4 – 6 pm | Additional fee for extended care: $50

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Entrance to the KCI

Dates: February 19 – 23 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 9:00 – 4:00 with an hour for lunch
Location: The Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College

KCI Makerspace
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

About the Makerspace

The KCI Makerspace can accommodate up to 30 students, with the following equipment:

  • Laser cutters
  • Vinyl cutters
  • 3D printers
  • Microcontrollers
  • PCs

Instructor Bio

Danielle Martin: As co-author of Start Making! A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities, Danielle leads with over 17 years of passion for instructional design, youth development, tech & media education and community organizing. From 2011-2015, Danielle managed knowledge for the global Clubhouse Network, where she led Start Making!, an effort to infuse inclusive hands-on engineering in nearly 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries. Her roots in informal education and activism were seeded as a coordinator at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Charlestown Computer Clubhouse, then serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She later co-created MIT’s Center for Civic Media, Department of Play, mapping mobile technologies and youth activism methodologies globally. Her latest work with Team4Tech, Fab Foundation and Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative has focused on iterating maker education facilitation techniques into formal K-12 classrooms, aligned to existing or writing new standards and curricula. Danielle holds a BA in Communication Studies from URI, a Master in City Planning from MIT, and is a 2018 EnCorps STEM Teaching fellow, currently pursing a Career Technical Education certification in CA to teach in K-12 STEAM classrooms.