Robotics group finds temporary home at Makery Coworking
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, September 10, 2017
Makery Coworking on Bank Street in New Milford has announced Robotics And Beyond has joined as a temporary member while it seeks a new permanent home.
“I am thrilled to have Paul and the Robotics And Beyond team join our Makery Coworking community,” said Makery founder Tony Vengrove.
“I am a huge fan of the work they do and can’t wait to see their 3D printers and other cool software and mechanical equipment in action,” he said.
Robotics And Beyond is a 501(c)3 educational organization focused on introducing K-12 students to fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and design.
Celebrating its 15th year of programming, the organization has played an active role getting young people tuned in and turned on to fields of engineering, science and design.
“After five years and the tremendous success of our year-round programs, we outgrew our wonderful space at 30 Bridge St.,” said Paul Chayka, director of Robotics And Beyond.
“When our lease expired in July, we decided to use the next four to six months to focus on a search for a new and larger permanent space, define our long-term strategy and pursue funding to carry out that plan.”
Due to the limitations on space and available times, Robotics And Beyond offerings will be more limited than in past years.
Programs will focus on gaming events, classes and workshops on weekends and weekday evenings, rather than after school classes.
Both Chayka and Vengrove describe the mutually shared interests they have in education and inspiring more entrepreneurial activity in the greater New Milford area.
“Combining the expertise and experience of our adult Makery Coworking members with the natural curiosity of Robotics And Beyond participants creates a unique opportunity for young adults in our community,” Vengrove said.
Robotics And Beyond seeks a permanent space in the 2,000 to 3,000-square-foot range, either in or near downtown New Milford. Suggestions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.