February 25 meeting
"The STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) problem is real. There are not enough students choosing STEM-related paths to meet the growing global demand. We need to change teaching these topics if we want to get more students involved."
This was the visual written introduction to the presentation topic of Orrville's Tim Vierheller Ph.D., advisor/teacher/mentor to Orrville High School's Makerspace Club. With assistance from vastly knowledgeable OHS senior Nick McFarren, one of two student recipients of Orrville Rotary Club's Vocational Avenue of Service scholarship award, Dr. Vierheller provided information concerning the ever-evolving makerspace technology, including its uses, scanners, 3D printers, plastics, robotics, coding, components, tools, and noteworthy Makerspace internet sites. McFarren stated that one of the most exciting advantages of Makerspace membership was having the opportunity with others to visit Case Western Reserve University, home of the largest Makerspace site in the world. Meeting presenters also displayed numerous examples of 3D Makerspace printed items.
PHOTO:  Dr. Timothy Vierheller and Nick McFarren, presenters.
Submitted by Orrville Rotary Club (Wilma Raynor)