University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties
Main Office (Montgomery County)
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Branch Office (Christian County)
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm
Branch Office (Jersey County)
201 W. Exchange St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm
Branch Office (Macoupin County)
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Maker Girl 3-D Printing Workshop Mobile Tour stops in Carlinville
June 7, 2016
On Thursday, June 2, Maker Girl Mobile, the non-profit organization founded by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign, traveled to the U of I Extension office in Carlinville to implement two 3-D printing workshops. Thirty-eight girls from Macoupin County attended this program and were able to experiment with computer design programs and 3-D printers. The girls worked with the Tinkercad design program and Cura was the printing software used during this event. Youth engaged in the three step learning process of brainstorming, designing, and printing.
Maker Girl Mobile is designed to excite and inspire young girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through 3-D printing sessions. Maker Girl will be traveling all summer to rural and underserved communities across the country. Their goal is to spark an interest in this under represented area at an early age by providing an environment for girls to learn, create, experiment, and engage in STEM activities.
For more information on Maker Girl Contact Stephanie Hein at email@example.com and for more information on 4-H in Macoupin County please call the University of Illinois Extension, Macoupin County at 217-854-9604 or online at web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/macoupin4h/
Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org