1. What have you learned so far in your work in the Makerspace?
What I learned so far in my work in the Makerspace is that you have to collaborate with your teams to know who does what part. Everyone should be involved and should know when there is new information so that they can talk about it together. Inside me there are great ideas about how we can make a place better. Even with the small time we have together as a team, we can come out with a quick sketch or idea that we will later elaborate on. At the moment what I’m in charge of is the Lake Como project to find out the cost of the materials we are going to use like traffic cameras, traffic lights and the shipping of those items. I also learned based on all the meetings I have gone into for the project that we work all on one main point and work from there to the end. Everytime we meet up as a team we discuss what information we found new or needed.
2. Based on what you have done so far, what do you think is your greatest strength and why?
I think my greatest strength and based on what I have done so far is sketching. I drew a sketch of Lake Como to show what was one way we can fix one of the problems and it surprised Ms.Butts. Also focusing on getting my part of the project done is another strength of mine. Even just being a freshman that also is involved in other programs,I still manage to keep up with doing my part of the project.
3. What skill would you like to develop over the remainder of the program?
The skill that I would like to develop more throughout the program is my talking in presentations like for example pronouncing the words and having the presentation memorized and not saying what is exactly on the slides.
4. How has it been collaborating with your peers on-line?
Yes it has been good collaborating with my peers. Sometimes we go over things when one of us is absent because some of us have different programs we participate in, including myself. I do try to stay up with my peers and the work.
5. How has the feedback you have received from mentors affected your thoughts about your projects?
The feedback that I receive from mentors does affect me in a positive way because their feedback helps me understand that I need to add more, get more into the project, and get to understand the project better with the feedback they provide me. The feedback that I got from Mr. Koestner was to work on my pronunciation, so when I’m presenting, my words sound clearer.
6. What are you looking forward to for the rest of the program?
I’m looking forward to building out my skills in collaborating on projects in the future with experience I’m getting to have in the program.Also understanding the problems that are needed to be fixed throughout the project. Lastly, improving my presentation speaking skills.
7. Is there anything you would like to add?
Not really but that I’m really enjoying being part of this program and being able to get this experience when I never thought of getting in my freshmen year.