Science and Mathematics Education Institute MakerSpace

 Upcoming Events


MakerSpace Hours:  (Closed December 10 - January 15)
Monday 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

All events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Science and Mathematics Education Institute.




Interview with Mike Cooper, Early Connections - - September 19, 2014

Squishy Circuits

The FHSU Makerspace is a space in the Forsyth Library that provides an area for any FHSU student or Hays community member to build, tinker and explore projects and ideas within the STEM fields. We currently host the High Altitude Balloon, Asteroid, Rocketry, and Quadcopter research groups. During our regular hours we provide access to our 3D printers, 3D scanner, tablet computers, televisions, tools and ample workspace. We also maintain numerous projects that anyone can participate in including Lego Robotics, rocket building, hydrogen fuel cell cars and computer programming.

"A makerspace is a place that takes from the imagination and produces reality. The purpose is to drive Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math through fun and educational interaction with a Do It Yourself environment." -Earl R. Watkins II

For more information regarding the Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University please click here.

Past Events

Slime Time - - July 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Participants will learn the science behind the creation of slime and get to make different types of slime. Parental accompanimetnt required for children under 10 years old. Come and go.

MakerSpace Intervention Day

July 6, 2017
Participants will receive a small box of miscellaneous items which, along with any small, household item they bring from home can be used to create a unique invention. Come and go event from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Introduction to 3-D Printing

November 14, 2016
How does a 3-D printer work? How are people using 3-D printers? What might a student at FHSU want to do with a 3-D printer? For more information, please join us. Pizza provided by the Science and Mathematics Education Institute.

Holiday Ornament Competition
Nov 7 through Dec 7
Come to the MakerSpace from November 7 through December 7 and create an ornament. Ornament must be turned in by December 7 at 5:00 PM.

Introduction to MakerSpace
October 31, 2016
What is a MakerSpace? What can you do in the MakerSpace? How can MakerSpace projects tie into learning? How can you gain access to the MakerSpace? To find out the answer to these questions, please join us. Pizza provided by the Science and Mathematics Education Institute.

Break It Day/Make It Day
February 20, 2016 & March 5, 2016
Break It Day - - spend the afternoon taking apart simple machinese and learning how they work.
Make It Day - - bring in something broken and attempt to fix it.


MakerSpace 2015 Holiday Ornaments

MakerSpace Ornaments


Super Stem Saturday - - September 26, 2015
Includes 3D printing and design, bristle bots, stomp rockets, and building and designing your own rocket. In case of high winds or inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.
Free and open to the public

Space Week - - October 4 - 10, 2015
Includes a rocket launch, solar observation, 3D prints from NASA, and the opportunity to look at books and objects from the space shuttle.

3D Print Contest
Come to the Maker Space between November 1 and December 1 and create your ornament! Ornament must be turned in to a MakerSpace staff member by December 2 at 5 pm.

Super STEM Sunday Maker Party - - September 7, 2014
For students who are currently in grades K - 12. Cost is free. Held in the Fort Hays State University Forsyth Library, Room 020.

Catapults - - August 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 3-5
Discover the principles of mechanics by launching water balloons as far as possible with your own catapult.

Soldering and Circuitry - - July 25, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 6-9
We'll teach you about the basics of circuitry and how to make your own alarm clock, electronic dice, or "Simon Says" machine as you solder your components

States of Matter - - July 18, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 3-5
Explore the states of matter with us as we explain the in-betweens and make some very, very odd things. Oobleck and Glurch anyone?

Design and Printing - - July 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 6-9
Learn how to use Google SketchUp and Blender in order to create your very own 3-D printable objects and join us in printing your creations

Super Science Sunday - - May 4, 2014

The John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day - April 30, 2014

High Altitude Balloons - Teacher Workshop

Future Tiger's Day - After School Program




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