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Natalie McCormick


UNC SILS researchers aim to create more equitable makerspaces

The UNC Equity in the Making Lab is working to make makerspaces an equitable environment for students in historically underrepresented communities.  Maggie Melo, an assistant professor in SILS who is leading the project, said the lab will be using software to create virtual reality makerspaces for students to provide suggestions on how to make the space more welcoming.  “So as they are walking around they are kind of thinking about what the space looks like, but also importantly, what it feels like, because I think that’s a major component to get a better understanding of it,” Melo said. 

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