STEAM Coordinator for the PCC Cascade Fab Lab

In 2018 I was recruited to be a STEAM Coordinator for the Fab Lab makerspace at Portland Community College.  I had initially begun working on the side for them when they asked for me to set up their new CNC router.  Working with the needs of the school setting, we created a custom enclosure for the ventilation system and enclosed the CNC with fire retardant soundproofing and a polycarbonate protective barrier.  I also created new tutorial documentation to accompany the training materials for students and used the residual budget to revamp the 3d printers on site.  The Fab Lab is open every term at PCC Cascade and is open to all students and staff to learn new skills and work on their projects in a supportive maker setting.