Advanced Manufacturing Newsletter Shares Resources

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office’s Advanced Manufacturing program for the north region and greater Sacramento area is hosted at Sierra College. The monthly newsletter is one way that Marketing Action, Inc. supports the project in communicating with college and high school instructors as well as industry partners. The open rate of the newsletter is consistently above 20%, some as high as 32%.

Below is a sampling of articles from the May 2020 issue:

Teacher Recommended Online Teaching Resources
During the Shop Talk calls, instructors from colleges and high schools have been sharing the actual tools they have been using to teach remotely. These include ways to engage students, simulations and other online teaching resources for electronics, drafting and other CTE subjects. The list of Online Teaching Resources is continually being updated.
Autodesk® Webinars, Access and Office Hours
Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, is working with educators to find the tools and information that they need to work with students online. Learn more at the Edu2Mfg blog post: Autodesk Office Hours and Webinars.
Edu2Mfg You Tube Channel Wants to Share Teachers’ Channels
The Advanced Manufacturing North Region has established a You Tube channel Edu2Mfg to display Shop Talk webinar recordings. Under the channels tab, we’d like to add subscriptions to teacher and industry partners with information that might be useful to instructors and students. Please contact Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing, North Region, with any suggested channels.
Making with a Purpose Inspires Students
Folsom Lake College student makers are collaborating with Moorpark College students to inspire making at home during isolation. The students have the goal of folding 1000 cranes to signify hope and have posted instructions online so other students and makers can join them. Go to MCMakerspace on Instagram to learn more about the crane project.
Students from Sacramento City College Makerspace are working out of Hacker Lab in Sacramento to contribute to Operation Shields Up, according to Tom Cappelletti, Faculty Project Director, SCC Makerspace. SCC students are also sewing cloth masks and producing ear savers for masks.
Folsom Lake College (FLC) makerspace student workers are using 3D printers at home to produce PPE and are sewing masks. These are being distributed with help from Zack Dowell, Instructional Design and Development Coordinator, Innovation Center, FLC, to Marshall Hospital as well as supporting the Matter Hackers Project and Operation Shields Up.
Two Sierra College students, Alliya Smith-Brown and Kai Ulrich, were featured speakers on a national monthly “Make For All Community Call” on April 28, focusing on how makerspaces are helping to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Using 3D printers on loan, Smith-Brown and Ulrich are building PPE parts in their homes for Operation Shields Up. To date, they have produced 170 head band structures for the effort.  Ulrich was profiled on ABC10 for his work on this project. Sierra College student maker working on PPE.
The all-volunteer #OpShieldsUp initiative, founded by Hacker Lab member, Alan Puccinelli, is producing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line care providers in partnership with Hacker Lab, Masks For Docs and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, with volunteers, makerspace members and local manufacturers. Go to to learn more.