Project Mach Is Putting Makerspaces Into Children’s Hospitals
Project Mach is placing Makerspaces into children’s hospitals starting with Monre Carrell Jr. Children’s hospital.
We are designing and implementing the first Makerspace in a children’s hospital at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in
Nashville, TN. This innovative, mobile, maker environment has a variety of
materials, physical and digital, to work with that can be taken around to
the children. Children are invited to design, play and make things using the
given materials. This mobile makerspace not only provides children at the
hospital with creative outlets and learning opportunities but also provides
the opportunity to explore patient care from a learning perspective. We
hope to inspire other hospitals to create and use mobile Makerspaces
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