Maker Madness returns March 7

Novelis’ Eva Drake, right, helps two participants at last year’s Maker Madness build their own robot out of LEGO.

OSWEGO — The third annual Maker Madness will return to SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library next month for the free, family event filled with hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Sponsored by the Zonta Club of Oswego, SUNY Oswego, Novelis, and the Central Square School District, Maker Madness will take place Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1-5 p.m.

Learn, explore, play and create with robotics, crafts, jewelry making, rock painting, 3D Printing, LEGOs and more as opportunities for hands-on learning and skill demonstrations from expert practictioners.

“Last year’s participants raved about the variety of activities, the things they learned and the fun they had,” said Zonta’s Iraina Gerchman.

Admission for Maker Madness is free. Three Chromebooks donated by CDI will be raffled and free parking is available in Lot 1. Maker Madness is open to all ages and genders. This year, the event has partnered with the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways so participants can work towards earning badges.

For more information or to volunteer as a Maker, visit the Zonta Club of Oswego Facebook page. The event is planned to coincide with International Women’s Day and aligns with the Zonta Club of Oswego’s mission to empower women to explore their world and create a future.

Per SUNY policy, children under the age of 17 who attend programs on the SUNY Oswego campus must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event/program.

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