1. What have you learned so far in your work in the Makerspace?
I’ve learned a lot about the environment and the importance of architecture and design. Before I joined Makerspace I always knew that architecture and design was like peanut butter and jelly. But after Makerspace,I knew that architecture and design was something I wanted to do. The mentors pushed me to be confident in myself, dreams, and ideas. Half the things in makerspace I would not have learned in my 9th, 10th and 11th architecture classes .
2. Based on what you have done so far, what do you think is your greatest strength and why?
I think my greatest strength would be being vocal and designing. To be realistic I’m a really talkative person. It helps to know that I’m not talking or reading a machine all day. Numerous times I would have to use my voice to speak for the people who are too shy (which I completely understand), but sometimes it would be nice to hear someone else’s voice besides mine. This great skill of mine would help me make the program more lively and would help people come out of their shell when it comes to talking to their other classmates/ peers.
3. What skill would you like to develop over the remainder of the program?
I would like to develop two skills actually. First is not to get nervous all the time and learn to calm down as I’m a really hyper person. I’m learning to take deep breaths after I speak and laugh so I can relax a little and not make the whole class unfocused because I could be a distraction sometimes. Something else I would like to develop is better presentation skills. When I present my work I get very nervous and sometimes ramble on.
4. How has it been collaborating with your peers on-line?
To be honest with you it’s very sad most of the time to talk to
my peers online. But I do appreciate all the people who try to talk to via chat or email. It makes me feel like I’m less alone and not talking to a machine. Maybe this semester hopefully more people will use their voices, so the workplace can be more lively.
5. How has the feedback you have received from mentors affected your thoughts about your projects?
I appreciate all the feedback that they all have given me. With the feedback, I’ve been able to dive deeper into all my projects. For example, Mr. Koestner has been giving me advice based on my writing and presentation skills because I struggle with those topics a lot. It’s been very great to hear different ideas about my project as their feedback has made my project more clean and straight
6. What are you looking forward to for the rest of the program?
I’m looking forward to a few things. One is to finish my project. This project took a lot of research, time, and energy so it would be nice to finish. Another thing would be to get to know my peers. Since most of them are seniors, it would be great to meet new people even though I won’t see them next year. Just to have some type of relationship with them would be great.
7. Is there anything you would like to add?
This program has been the best part of the pandemic.