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Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
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Email: uie-cjmm@illinois.edu
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Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
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Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
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News Release

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Extension Host Maker Girl 3-D Printing Workshop in Hillsboro

City Hall in Hillsboro served as the venue for two Maker Girl workshops held Friday, June 3. University of Illinois Extension and Montgomery County 4-H hosted Maker Girl Mobile, a non-profit organization founded by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign.  The group traveled to Hillsboro to implement the 3-D printing workshops. Girls ages 7-10 from throughout Montgomery County attended the programs and were able to experiment with design programs and 3-D printers. Students 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.

 

Montgomery County 4-H is also hosting a 3-D design and printing entrepreneur camp July 26-28 in Litchfield.  The “Maker Monkeys” camp is open to any youth grades 6-9th .  For more information about this program or 4-H, please contact Elisha Hughes, Montgomery County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Hillsboro by phone 217-532-3941, or email at ehugh2@illinois.edu, or online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/montgomery4h/. 

 

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

 

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PICTURE CAPTION: Hillsboro City Hall was the scene of Maker Girl 3-D printing workshops hosted by Montgomery County 4-H.

Local Contact: Elisha Hughes, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, ehugh2@illinois.edu