By Giorgina Paiella
First launched in the Bay Area in 2006, the Maker Faire is an annual festival that celebrates invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Known as “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth,” the event is designed to showcase new technologies and innovation in science, engineering, art, performance, and craft. Thousands of visitors of all ages attend the festival each year to learn about cutting-edge technology and participate in hands-on exhibitions.
The 2014 World Maker Faire New York attracted over 85,000 attendees from 45 states and 36 countries and featured over 800 exhibits and presentations. Laboratory manager Adam Wentworth, senior James Kos, and juniors Kevin Yong and John Corsi represented UConn MSE at the fair. Their exhibition featured 3D printing demonstrations in conjunction with various casting methods to produce both ceramic and metal objects.