University of Waterloo builds community at Maker Expo

The University of Waterloo’s maker and entrepreneurial spirit shined bright at Maker Expo on Saturday, September 10. Hosted at Kitchener City Hall, the event brought together a diverse, family-friendly showcase of artists, makers, and hands-on activities featuring select UWaterloo groups and companies, as well as an array of community partners.

#MakerExpo in balloons

As the leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, Velocity was proud to exhibit a printer that enables low-cost circuit boards to be prototyped within minutes from Voltera, as well as the latest in app-controlled home gardening with Grobo.

Grobo at Maker Expo

Waterloo Unlimited at Maker ExpoScience Outreach sparked curiosity and interest in understanding how things work through a series of interactive demonstrations designed to engage youth in hands-on learning. Waterloo Unlimited high school enrichment program encouraged people of all ages to come create and play by helping build our community, literally. Kids and adults alike added their creative and colourful touches to buildings, schools, and houses, contributing to a community-driven collection.

Science Outreach at MakerExpo

Check out all the Waterloo Maker Expo fun with #uwcommunity.

Waterloo Unlimited is currently accepting applications for the November 16-18 grade 12 program. Bright, motivated students from across Canada will attend lectures and participate in workshops, seminars and labs offered by all the faculties, exploring the theme of research. Grade 10, 11, and 12 program and application details are available on the Waterloo Unlimited website.

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