InfyMakers Awards

2021 Winners

  • Birmingham Public Library

    Birmingham, AL

    The Birmingham Public Library will create maker kits for distribution at the library’s afterschool programs and for youth-serving agencies in close proximity. These kits will be used for maker activities, including coding, robotics, electrical engineering, and design-based engineering.

  • Carroll County Public Library

    New Windsor, MD

    Carroll County Public Library will equip its new makerspace at Exploration Commons with the resources and media production tools needed to deliver high-quality, free, maker education programming remotely to local, national, and international partners and learning communities.

  • Gizmo-CdA

    Coeur d'Alene, ID

    Gizmo will design, make, and deliver Micro:Bit kits to kids with new projects and sensors delivered monthly to cohorts of students throughout Kootenai County.

  • Kidspace Children’s Museum

    Pasadena, CA

    Kidspace Children’s Museum will produce asynchronous, multilingual digital content to expand its online after-school STEAM enrichment program for Los Angeles Unified School District and Pasadena Unified School District to new audiences.

  • Komarek School District 94

    North Riverside, IL

    Komarek School District 94 will enable students to pick up backpack kits with Maker supplies from the school doorway and take them home. They will be able to independently explore a variety of themed Maker experiences based on the backpack they choose to check out for one week.

  • North Carolina Central University Fab Lab

    Durham, NC

    The NCCU Fab Lab will expand its FAB & GRAB project to include more high-tech maker activities that provide learning experiences with tools associated with STEM trajectories. The Fab Lab will also resolve challenges engaging underrepresented communities unable to participate due to lack of internet connection and transportation.

  • Ohio Energy Project

    Worthington, OH

    Ohio Energy Project will expand the MacGyver Wind Lift STEM Design Challenge, where students explore the engineering design process by designing, building, testing, and re-engineering a wind powered lift.

  • Opera on Tap

    Brooklyn, NY

    Opera on Tap will create Virtual Playground Opera: An Interactive Online Learning Program and distribute this program benefitting 3rd-5th graders nationally with support from our educational and regional opera partners.

  • SouthTech Schools

    Boynton Beach, FL

    Students will use technology to increase healthy food growth yield in hyper-local environments. They will develop foundational maker and technology literacy to monitor and evaluate the growth of food production, using these tools in the classroom, at home and during extended school day opportunities.

  • The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area

    Missoula, MT

    The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area will grow the number of students who have access to their maker-themed science kits. More than 15,000 kits have already been distributed to children across the state since 2020.