Announcing Student Maker Scholarship

GTA awards $25,000 grant to nurture young makers @7HMS.

We are so excited to share 7hills Makerspace (7HMS) will be launching a Student Maker Scholarship program to nurture ten young makers and two educators in high school or college grades.  Young Maker Scholars will receive a one-year lab membership to the space, and access to tools, supplies, and workshops. In addition, the grant will cover the development of training curriculum and equipment geared towards young makers, some of which will be open to the community.  This scholarship program is made possible by a $25,000 grant from Georgia Technology Authority’s Digital Georgia Program.

Co-founder Greg Richardson will be administering the grant and he’s partnered with members, Pablo Stewart-Harris and Christian Turner to build the initial program calendar over the next several weeks.  

We have decided to start with a focus on creative technologies with classes on lomography, 3D stereography, camera hacking, filmmaking, and more. As the year progresses, students’ interest will drive new programs and classes.

Interested students: Submit your application here. 

7hills Featured in MAKE Magazine!

Exciting news folks!

7hills Makerspace listed as most interesting makerspace by MAKE magazineIn this month’s edition of MAKE Magazine, you’ll see a trippy panarama of our very own maker home pictured as one of the Most Interesting Makerspaces in the Country.  

Seriously, check it out for yourself.  We are in the “East” Slideshow.

Some major high fives are due!

  • Matt & Laura Mumber for their work restoring the building
  • Greg Richardson & the Civitium team for vision in securing & creating the space three years ago
  • John Grout for some great networking with Make writers/editors over the past few years

We are still geeking out and will have a few extra copies on hand at the space or you can get your own at Barnes & Noble or other newsstand.

MAKE, Vol. 40, p40.