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United Bank Foundation Dedicates $5,000 to Support MakerspaceCT

United Bank Foundation Dedicates $5,000 to Support MakerspaceCT

(Hartford, Conn., March 20, 2019) The United Bank Foundation Connecticut today announced that they have dedicated $5,000 to McEIVR, Inc., the nonprofit that is launching MakerspaceCT in downtown Hartford. MakerspaceCT will be the largest makerspace in Connecticut and the second largest in New England when it officially opens on April 13, 2019 in the historic G. Fox Building at 960 Main Street in Hartford.

MakerspaceCT is a community resource, open to the public, offering classes for all types of equipment and tools needed to make or manufacture prototypes, cosplay, hobbyist or artistic projects. MakerspaceCT leaders say the more than 20,000 square foot facility will be a springboard for innovation and a new way to boost career interest in manufacturing, technology, and hardware development.

In addition, the makerspace movement is sparking renewed interest for both students and adults in STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). The demand for MakerspaceCT’s diverse program has been spurred by recent growth in small business manufacturing, technological innovation and DIY activities in communities across the United States.

For more information about MakerspaceCT, visit www.makerspacect.com.

MakerSpaceCT check presentation
Picture Left to Right: Steven Taylor (United Bank); Devra Sisitsky (Executive Director); Mark Colbert (Shop Operations Director); and Drew Gates (Education Director)