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Maker Hub Launches Maker Neighbor Program

Lauren Emeritz

The Maker Hub has announced the "Maker Neighbor" program as part of the Maker Hub's efforts to engage with the diverse, talented community of non-Georgetown affiliated professionals, makers and artists in the DC area, and connect Georgetown students with learning opportunities.

Recognizing the finite resources of the Maker Hub, but also the invaluable contribution that experienced makers can provide, the Neighbor program outlines a clear commitment that participants make in return for well-defined access to the Maker Hub. DC-area creators who have a skill or specialized knowledge that is of value to the Maker Hub Community will volunteer to share their skills, mentor students, and teach workshops. In return Maker Neighbors have access to the Maker Hub to work on their own creative aspirations.

Meet the Maker Neighbors who will be joining the Maker Hub this fall!

Lauren Emeritz

Lauren Emeritz

Lauren Emeritz is a graphic designer, letterpress printer, and book artist. She creates prints and books by hand using a Vandercook press and wood type, including type she designs and carves herself. In 2016, the Library of Congress’ Rare Books and Special Collections Division acquired her book, “Hand Carved Alphabet.” In 2017, Lauren completed an internship in letterpress design at Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1879. Lauren holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Delaware. She is the President and Creative Director of Abstract Orange, a graphic design firm in Washington, DC, and a letterpress associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she teaches letterpress printing and design. You can see more of her work at abstractorange.com.

Ron Henderson

Pascal Girard

Pascal is a computer scientist whose specialty is high performance data analytics. As co-founder of FedCentric Technologies and Maximum Entropy, he has hired a number of Hoya CS majors to work major customers such as the United States Postal Service, the National Cancer Institute and the Simons Foundation. Pascal is the proud parent of two Hoyas (‘12 and ‘14).

At Georgetown’s Maker Hub, Pascal is looking forward to helping students develop mad physical computing skills on the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. When he’s not teaching them a project management skill or two, he hopes to improve their “woefully lacking” soldering techniques.

 

Pascal Girard

Ron Henderson

Ron Henderson is a native Washingtonian and former Big Iron IBMer, servicing the Metropolitan area as a customer service technician. Ever the tinkerer, he learned of the Raspberry Pi several years ago while talking with a customer. He soon bought one.

Hours of playing with the Pi was fun, but shortly afterward, he felt the need to share this unique and affordable computer with students and teachers. He has participated in STEM events with Patriots Technology and supports a local middle school, providing Pi’s (and sometimes pizzas) to the STEM kids.

He is currently a TSRep for CES, Customer Engineering Services