Kent State Maker Faire Inspires Creativity and Innovation for University and Community Members | Kent State University

Kent State Maker Faire Inspires Creativity and Innovation for University and Community Members

Inventive makers across all disciplines, from art and design to technology and science, will once again have the opportunity to exhibit and discuss their unique talents at the fifth annual Kent State Mini Maker Faire on Friday, April 13, from noon-4 p.m. on the first floor of University Library, as well as the surrounding area, including outside the building (weather permitting) at 1125 Risman Drive on the Kent Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Community members may park in the Kent Student Center Visitor’s Lot. 

A Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and sharing what they can do. Kent State’s event features nearly 40 exhibitors. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, this venue provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the surrounding community, to exhibit their work, explore new technologies and creative processes, and talk firsthand with makers, while sharing information and resources.  

To apply for participation as an exhibitor in the Mini Maker Faire or for more information about the event, visit http://kentstate.makerfaire.com. Exhibitor applications must be received by Friday, April 6.  

“The Mini Maker Faire is an excellent opportunity for Kent State to showcase its expanding innovation ecosystem and to highlight the maker culture of our region,” says Hilary Kennedy, manager of Library Makerspaces. 

Kent State’s Mini Maker Faire was developed in collaboration with University Libraries, LaunchNET Kent State, the College of the Arts, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and the College of Aeronautics and Engineering.