A Literature Review of Academic Makerspaces
My research is proposed to contribute to the efforts of the STEAMSHOP faculty in receiving external funding for a university-wide academic makerspace at IUP. I am working to complete a literature review that focuses on the rural/ urban technology
divide, access to technology in universities, and research on how effective engaged learning in promoting the recruitment and retention of a more diverse population of STEM majors at the collegiate level. My review of this research will identify
possible opportunities for future research that can be performed by the STEAMSHOP.
As a future educator, creating a space for collaboration amongst students is significant to me. Alongside Professor Sean Derry, researching makerspaces and their impact on academia, we have the potential opportunity to contribute to a space for