“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.” -Edith Widder
to provide a friendly, affordable space and the tools for makers, creatives, programmers, scientists, kids, parents, and learners of all ages to collaborate, hack, invent, share, create, make and do. We are dedicated to sharing knowledge, building relationships, and fostering entrepreneurship, especially in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.).
We believe the world is a better place as a participatory sport. Being creative, the act of creating and making, is fundamental to what it means to be human.
All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised.
MakerLab NW is all volunteer-run, and is a labor of love.
If you are interested in learning more about the Maker Movement, here are some great resources:
- Why the Maker Movement is Important to America’s Future – Time magazine
- What is the Maker Movement and Why Should You Care? – Huffington Post
- The Maker Movement Manifesto, by Mark Hatch (pdf)
2018 Board of Directors
Emily Kelton – Founder, President
Jessica McGee – Vice President
Debby Williams- Treasurer
Angela Read – Secretary
Eddie McDermott – Director
Bryce McGee – Director
Shari Hopple – Director
Our ByLaws and meeting minutes are available to view here.
MakerLab NW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.