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Empowering students to design, innovate, and make, using science and technology


About


We offer out-of-school enrichment workshops for students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) topics through hands-on maker projects in Durham, NC.

We currently provide small sized, multi-week workshops on weekends for individual sign-up for students aged 10-14. Our workshops are in-person and COVID compliant, and students can often take home their finished project.

Our Vision


We envision our students becoming empowered to create and innovate independently, exploring future options in socially responsible entrepreneurship and various aspects of 21st century careers.

Our vision includes students who adopt a growth mindset, see failures as opportunities to learn and grow, and can use their experiences and new understandings to design and prototype creative solutions to problems in our day-to-day lives.

Our Team


Director of Operations

dagan trnka

Dagan is an inventor, engineer and STEAM educator with his name on several patents. He has worked in the STEAM industry as a mechanical design engineer for a Silicon Valley Startup where he brought an active aerodynamic product to market. He’s also worked on appropriate technology projects in Nicaragua, Honduras and Uganda.

Director of Programs

Brittney Merryweather

Brittney has been a certified K-12 STEAM educator for 6 years. In addition to teaching STEAM, she also worked at the International School of Dakar as the Technology Integration Specialist, Head of the Science Department, STEAM club coordinator, Robotics club coordinator, and ran the school’s MakerSpace.


info@themakeracademy.org

(919) 391-5697