North Collins High school to hold grand opening of new makerspace

North Collins Jr. Sr. High school has announced the Grand Opening of their brand new makerspace.

On Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m., the community will gather to view a video presentation before several local and regional dignitaries, including NYS Assemblyman David DiPietro, North Collins Town Mayor Vincent George and North Collins Town Supervisor John Tobia assemble to cut the ribbon on this new technological space in the school.

A makerspace is a place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge. The makerspace, made available through several New York State grants, includes such hi-tech equipment as a laser engraver, 3D printers, robotics and drones.

Other features of the makerspace include a green screen for videography projects, a chalkboard for collaborative discussions between students and large working surfaces for project-based learning.

Several students have been named ‘makerspace ambassadors’ and will be demonstrating the new technology that is available to students. Afterward, refreshments will be available for the community to enjoy.