Hi there everyone, I’m Megan. I have been an explainer here at NYSCI for the last 2.5 years, and I’m really excited to try something different as a Maker Corps Member! I am looking forward to collaborating with our fellow makers here so we may all teach one another how to improve ourselves.
I don’t have any major professional accomplishments that I could talk about, but I know that statement will change once I complete this summer program with the Maker Education Initiative. Usually at work, I engage the museum’s visitors in hands-on learning using its exhibits or whichever learning tools are nearby. This time around, the learning medium is making, which is another really great way to spark some curiosity in a willing mind.
I spend a lot of my personal time online, browsing and gathering DIY projects to try during my free time. So far, I have some basic experience with papercrafts, drawing, photography, woodworking, and crocheting.
During my time as an MCM, I would like to explore coding/programming, jewelry-making, cosplay, prop-making, sewing, and other various needlecrafts… or whatever else I can get my hands on. I would also really like to work on my documentation skills, so if you want, I am giving you all permission to go to my personal blog and prod me about what I’m working on so far.
Also, here’s a link to my “make” tag, so you can see some of the other things I would like to make some time in the future.
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