Maker Mentor Program

Maker Mentor Program

Students learn about new and existing technologies in the field of rapid prototyping, and extend themselves by applying this knowledge to teaching their fellow students and advancing projects being built by MCIC staff and collaborators. Through teaching and being involved in the various projects at MCIC they will be exposed to a large variety of real world problem solving.

Maker Mentors are trained in the use of all equipment in the MCIC makerspace, this includes 3D printers, laser cutters, shoptools and basic electronics. They use this training to help untrained students to make use of the equipment in a safe and practical way.

Responsibilities

Maker Mentors assist less experienced students in the use of equipment in the Makerspace and help develop innovative projects.

How to get involved

Open to all students with an interest in Making. Interested students can express their interest in person at the MCIC or via email.

Position

Maker Mentor

Training

All Maker Mentors receive one on one intensive training by MCIC qualified staff to a high level of competency. They are trained in the use and maintenance of 3D printers and laser cutters, soldering, basic electronics, and basic woodworking.

Duration

Semester 2, Weeks 1-13, 2 hours per week, 26 hours total commitment.


Accreditation

Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

Other

Interest area

Arts & design, Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Leadership, Team work & networking


Contacts and more information

Provider

The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC)

Contact

Melinda Wimborne, Design Coordinator

Email

innovation@unsw.edu.au

Visit

http://www.mcic.unsw.edu.au/

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.