Welcome :)

On this page, you will find links to the resources we will use in the course and a list of all the student blog sites. This is a design-focused course where you will find and design solutions for real-world problems using various prototyping techniques.

The primary resource for all technology training will be the Makerhub website. Here you will find tutorials on 3D printing, interactive electronics, video editing, and digital presentations. As a reminder, these tutorials are designed to teach you the basics of various technologies rather than in-depth expertise. Mastering these tools is your responsibility.

And if you struggle? The Makerhub team and I are here to help you. All I ask is for your best effort and a willingness to try new technologies. Failure while trying new things is encouraged in this course. As Einstein once said, “Failure is success in progress.”

Gif of an Albert Einstein Cartoon stating "Failure is success in progress."

Visit the Makerhub website for all tutorials. Here are some quick links:
3D design modules
Interactive electronics
Video editing
Digital presentations

Basic Needs & Accommodations
Any student who faces challenges securing basic needs such as food or housing and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Office of the Dean of Students for support.

It is college policy to provide accommodations and academic adjustments for students with disabilities. Any student with a disability who may need accommodations in this class is requested to directly contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential. Please email disability.services@baruch.cuny.edu

Student Mental Health and Wellness
The stress that students experience has always been high, and now with the pandemic and social-political turmoil, students across the country are experiencing increases in depression, anxiety, substance and alcohol use, grief and loss, family conflict, and a number of other consequences. Combined with the demands of in-person and online learning, and stress levels are becoming debilitating for many. Baruch’s Counseling Center offers free and confidential services to help you deal with these challenging times. To learn more about the services they offer or to request an appointment, you can go to:  https://studentaffairs.baruch.cuny.edu/counseling/

For other student issues such as writing center info, advisement, etc., please visit Student Support Services on the Baruch College website.

Email me anytime! I look forward to having a great semester with you all.