How To Use Maker Space Resources To Water Your Tomatoes

Thursday, March 7, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:15 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 001 Screening Room
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Kent Watson
Visual Culture, Arts and Media

The goal of this talk is to share experiences being a part of makerspaces, hackerspaces, and machine shops both inside and outside of academia (Honeybee Robotics, NYC Resistor, NYU ITP, U. Delaware, Temple, NextFab). The talk will emphasize Sage Smart Gardens, an automated plant watering system that was turned into a startup co-founded with former students.


Dustyn Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University. She received her B.S. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (2003), her M.S. in Biomechanics & Movement Science (2004) from the University of Delaware, and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2014) from New York University. Her research focuses on engineering education and dissemination of evidence-based effective teaching practices, and has more recently shifted to incorporating evidence-based entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindset practices as well. She teaches undergraduate courses at all levels ranging from solid mechanics to senior design.  

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