NYU MakerSpace Holds Virtual Workshop on DIY Face Masks

During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, while we are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing, on the occasion where going into public is inevitable, wearing a face mask in public spaces is the best way to protect oneself and others. Given the current shortage in medical face masks and the priority that first-line medical responders should receive any PPE supply, it can be difficult to obtain a face mask for a regular person.…

Sustainability, Circular Design and Climate Change: Collective Action and Ideation

As part of the Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace focus on sustainability, circular design and climate change, we would like to share with you two exciting upcoming events: March for Science NYC and Earth Day Initiative are hosting a virtual day of action on April 19th from 4-10pm on Facebook LIVE. There will be speakers and exhibitors discussing how healthcare, food, and mental health relate to climate change and what are some of the solutions…

Combating the Coronavirus competition

About the Competition: The NYU Entrepreneurs Network is excited to announce their “Combating the Coronavirus” competition, which aims to serve as a remote hackathon focused on projects to solve the challenges brought on by the current pandemic. They are offering three competition tracks for you to join, namely, Remote learning, Telehealth, and Virtual Communities. They want to see projects that utilize burgeoning technologies to improve online education tools, healthcare, and communication in such a way that…
Wildlife Conservation Design Jam

Wildlife Conservation: Design Jam Recap

On February 29, the Design Lab at NYU MakerSpace hosted the Wildlife and Conservation Design Jam in partnership with Zooterra! This was a part of our Sustainability theme at the MakerSpace in addition to the Design Week. Students became aware of current wildlife challenges that those working on conservation efforts are experiencing with a lack of funding and interest from younger age groups. Students used Zooterra ’s current platform and ideated ways to increase gamification…

Urgent COVID-19 Design Challenge

We reach out to you today with an urgent invitation to take part in the Code Life Ventilator challenge. The initiative aims at finding a solution to the current COVID-19 pandemic by designing ventilators that can serve the patients who need respiratory support. This challenge is open to everybody. The Code Life Ventilator Challenge is launched by the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and powered…
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