“We are excited to introduce this fantastic resource, the iMAKE Mobile Innovation Center is designed as a collaborative space which will bring back the art of making and foster creativity. It is an inspiring environment for makers to cultivate their passion to enact change in the world by developing solutions to real-world problems and we look forward to sharing it with our community.”

— Melody Graveen, Ed.D., Dean of Instruction, Career & Technical Education

 

“Our students at Sunnymeadows were elated to take part in this on-site experience incorporating  a perfect blend of design, creativity, and technology. Many of our students have deep interests in career fields that require sophisticated technology skills. Utilizing the iMake Innovation Center was an ideal approach for our kids to feel the excitement surrounding the thrilling possibilities with technology. The trainers/teachers were awesome with our students, too! They truly valued the experience, and we hope to continue to collaborate with Moreno Valley College to plan for future projects, as well. Thank you for partnering with schools like us to bring us such a vital and invigorating experience for students. We hope their new learning translates into action and further exploration!”

— Desiree Ratcliffe, AAIIAC, Sunnymeadows Elementary

 

“The MVC MakerSpace Bus has ignited a passion for everything STEAM among our students at TownGate Elementary in Moreno Valley, California! The awesome MVC staff under the leadership of Jason Kennedy inspired our students to ask questions, problem solve, think creatively, be innovative and to literally connect the dots as they created a pair of glasses utilizing Tinkercad and 3D Printers. The students’ interests about college and career paths within the field of Math and Science was definitely heightened as every student was thoroughly engaged in the interactive activities onboard the MakerSpace Bus! They were surprised to learn that even the everyday things they enjoy doing such as gaming and drawing can connect them to a productive STEAM career in their future. I only wish the bus would come more often as the kids can not stop talking about their day on the MakerSpace Bus!”

— Lorrie McConnell, Professional Development & Digital Learning Specialist, MVUSD

 

“You guys inspired me because at first I thought science is boring but it turns out it is pretty cool after all. That was my first time seeing a 3D printer, thank you for showing me one. Also, those Minecraft glasses were cool. Thank you for taking your time to come to my school to show us how amazing you guys are. You all deserve a lot of applause. You guys are amazing to me and to our school.”

— Ahikim, Student, The Journey School in Moreno Valley

 

“I loved the trip to the bus, it was very fun and exciting. At first glance, I thought that it was a game bus, but it was better. The bus taught me a lot of new stuff like how to make Minecraft glasses, that was fun and kinda hard. Also, the student helpers were very nice, patient, and helpful.” 

— Dewi E., Student, The Journey School in Moreno Valley

 

“One of my favorite things on the bus was the 3D printer. I liked learning how long it took to print objects and the result of it. Even though I didn’t get to see the 3D printer in action! I still liked breaking items of the plate and touching the other objects. Overall I liked the Marker bus. It was a good experience.”

— Ava, Student, The Journey School in Moreno Valley

 

“The experience you gave to my students was awesome. My students were sooo thrilled! Wish we could have more time. Keep it up!”

— Perla A. De Leon, Teacher, Bear Valley Elementary School

 

“Moreno Valley College iMake Innovation Center brings hands on Career Technical Education to life. Students that want to reach higher in this field experience 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl printers and virtual reality as they create, design and think aboard the Mobile Makerspace.”

— Priscilla Grijalva, Counselor, Norte Vista High School 

 

“Our students absolutely LOVED the experience! There were parents asking how long the Makerspace bus was going to be on campus because they were going to come back after school! Thank you for arriving early and for confirming today’s visit. Booking the MakerSpace bus was effortless yet the experience was memorable for all!”

— Debbie Sanchez, Office Manager, The Journey School in Moreno Valley

 

“I love when the MakerSpace Bus comes to North Ridge Elementary.  It is wonderful to see the level of engagement from my students and the excitement that is generated.  I believe the experiences they have on the bus ignite interest and inspire students to look at opportunities in technology that will be available to them as they continue on their educational journey. Thank you for making a difference with our students!”

— Matthew C. Story, Proffesional Development Specialist, MVUSD

 

“At Innovation High School we hosted our first CTE fair. We invited MVC iMake Mobile Innovation Center, as a vendor to showcase various STEM careers. Our students loved the experience of being able to physically walk into an innovative and hands on opportunity. Mr. Kennedy and his team were very helpful and informative, our students felt comfortable with the team and even felt encourage to enter this career pathway. Thank you for being a highlight at our CTE Fair! A wonderful experience for high school students. Truly recommend it.”

— Maricella Evangelista, Lead School Counselor, Innovation High School

 

“I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to come to our school and bringing all of your equipment. I really thought the 3D printers were really cool and how you let us explore the rest of the bus. I learned a lot about Moreno Valley College and how they allow their students to have access to their maker space.  I really learned a lot about the field of technology and its future impact on all of us. This really made me realize the wide variety of jobs this field has to offer and has pushed me to look into those careers. Anyways thanks again.”

— Cara Setyadi, Student, Ramona High School

 

“I just wanted to thank you guys for taking the time to come visit us and tell us more about Maker Space. It was really cool learning about how you can make stuff like that mobile and you can make pretty much anything you can put your mind to. You guys coming out really made me want to go back into 3D printing and helped motivate me to do it again. Thank you so much.”

— Katie Dietrich, Student, Ramona High School

 

“I would like to thank you for coming to speak about your careers and what you do. I really liked the 3d printers that you showed us, as I have never actually seen one work in person, so that was a cool experience. I have never seen technology that advanced before and seeing it made me realize just how fantastic technology really is. Being a Software Developer is currently the goal for myself. While looking at the 3d printers work was cool, I also wanted to see the code that makes it run the way it does. Nevertheless, I thank you for taking the time to show us what you do.”

— Damian Carbajal, Student, Ramona High School

 

” I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your most likely busy schedule to sit and talk with the students of Ramona High School. Thank you so much. I learned so much about our government and I am considering looking into going to council meetings. Thank you for making this day such a success.”

— Xenia Henderson, Student, Ramona High School

 

“Thank you for showing your bus to us I had a great time in the bus and thank you for making us stickers.”

— Alejandro,  Student, Pinacate Middle School

 

“The Moreno Valley bus was fun because they had 3D printers.”

— Ethan, Student, Pinacate Middle School

 

“It was fun to see what they do and how they work.  The 3D printer was the best part.”

— Sallie, Student, Pinacate Middle School

 

“I had first period. My students had a wonderful time. They all thought the VR game was coolest thing, Please let the team know that they did a great job and that my class has lots of nice things to say about the experience. Thank You! “

— Nishantha Unantenne, Science Teacher, Pinacate Middle School

 

“Thank you for coming to Hidden Springs Elementary’ s Science and Engineer Night. The students really enjoyed doing all the STEAM activities the bus provides. Highly recommend for elementary schools to promote STEAM activities during a school event. Thank you Moreno Valley College. Thank you Jason Kennedy for coming with such a short notice.”

— Elsa Magana, Assistant Principal, Hidden Springs Elementary School

 

“Our students had an amazing trip to the maker’s space bus.  It was a great opportunity for students to see where their computer skills can be used in real world situations.  They thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the virtual reality set-up.  We are extremely grateful for the men that came and exposed our students to this type of learning experience.”

— Mrs. Thornton, Science Teacher, Pinacate Middle School 

 

“The makerspace really gave me a futuristic vibe, it was a really cool ‘space’ to be in and work in, the equipment was really nice to work with but not only that, it was genuinely intriguing to observe the inside of the bus.”

— Cassandra Davila Estrada, MVC English 1A Student

 

“I just wanted to thank you for such a great experience for our students! The teachers/classes are continuing to talk about the Maker Space and all that came with it! We are really looking forward to the next visits so more of our students will be able to have a chance to experience such amazing technology!”

— Janie Friedl M.Ed., Math Coach, Sunnymead Middle School

 

“Using the makerspace bus was a really fun and interesting experience, me and everyone else there got to learn and create things using various of the machines they have. The opportunities to do that are rare and I’m glad we were able do it”

— Matthew Medina, MVC English 1A Student

 

“I sincerely want to thank you and your wonderful team for coming to our school site to support our students. You inspired and introduced them to new ways of thinking and being! I have heard nothing but great things from our students and teachers. We are honored to continue to this partnership this year welcome you back to our site with open arms! Thank you again!”

— Khaleelah Lewis-Wilkins, Administrator of Instruction and Coaching, Sunnymead Middle School