RISE Makers & Scholars Summer Experience, 2019

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This is the page for the 2019 Makers & Scholars Summer Experience.   Click here to learn more about and register for the 2020 Summer Experience.

Want to explore new technologies and new designs? Want to build something amazing this summer?

Bellevue College’s RISE MakerSpace is hosting the Makers & Scholars Summer Experience, a series of 5 workshops and makerspace events.  As 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, our events have an aerospace theme this year.  The workshops are FREE and OPEN TO ALL BC STUDENTS.  Students who participate in 4 or more workshops will receive a certificate as a RISE Learning Institute Maker & Scholar.*

IMPORTANT NOTE: The workshops for the Makers & Scholars Summer Experience are currently full, but we will admit students on a space-available basis, so feel free to drop by.  In addition, we still have room in all of our open-build hours.

All workshops begin in the RISE MakerSpace, B237.

3D Printing

Weds. July 10, 1:30 to 3:20pm: Fundamentals of 3D Printing (and a couple advanced techniques)

Thurs. July 11, 12:30 to 4:00pm: Open Build Hours Featuring 3D Printing


Weds. July 17, 1:30 to 3:20pm: Introduction to Rocketry

Thurs. July 18, 12:30 to 4:00pm: Open Build Hours Featuring Rockets–and Maybe a Rocket Launch


Weds. July 24, 1:30 to 3:20pm: Root Cause Analysis in Aerospace, with Boeing Technical Fellow Jennifer McKay

Thurs. July 25, 2:30 to 3:30pm: Planetarium Show

Virtual Reality

Weds. July 31, 1:30 to 3:20pm: Space Exploration & Virtual Reality. Explore VR apps and experiences.

Thurs. Aug. 1, 1:30-3:20pm: Introduction to VR Development. (No programming experience required)


Weds. Aug. 7, 1:30 to 3:20pm: Fundamentals of Robotics (No programming experience required)

Thurs. Aug. 8, 12:30 to 4:00pm: Open Build Hours Featuring Robotics

* The RISE Makers & Scholars certificate is not an officially recognized academic credential of the college. Students who start fires inside college facilities are not eligible for the certificate.

Last Updated January 5, 2021