Maker Corps 2014 Evaluation Report

Monday, January 26, 2015
Resource Type:
Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Making and Tinkering Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Art, music, and theater | Computing and information science | Education and learning science | Technology
Science Museum of Minnesota

Maker Corps increases the capacity of youth-serving organizations nationwide to engage youth and families in making. Diverse Maker Corps Members expand the current network of makers, mentors, and community leaders poised to lead creative experiences for youth. ( In this report of Maker Corps' second year, we address the following questions: 1. How does Maker Corps impact the Maker Corps Members, participating Host Sites, and the audiences they serve? 2. In what ways can the Maker Corps program improve to better serve these participants and their audiences? We developed an evaluation plan with two primary methods: surveys and case studies. We surveyed all Maker Corps Members and Host Sites at multiple points during their service year. This method allowed us to get a broad look at Maker Ed’s impact across the Maker Corps program. We balanced this approach by conducting case studies at three Host Sites, which allowed us to get a deeper, more specific look at Maker Ed’s impact.

Associated Projects

Team Members

Alice AndersonEvaluator
Al OnkkaEvaluator

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