Meredith Wenger

Seattle, Washington
The Big-Brained Superheroes Club

What does it mean to be a maker?

We in The Big-Brained Superheroes Club embrace the arts and sciences from the standpoint that learning about the world is just one small step toward remaking it. And toward remaking ourselves in the process.

For us, being a Maker is being on a mission to tap into the hidden strengths that all young people have through the interdisciplinary exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). We’re exercising our real-life superpowers (such as our Leadership, Teamwork, and Sense of Adventure) to build a kinder, nerdier, more imaginative world.

What are you doing in the Maker community?

We have ongoing after school meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Yesler Community Center from 5pm to 7pm but during the National Week of Making, we are going to:

Friday, June 17, 5–7pm: Craft with Electricity

Monday, June 20, 5–7pm: Puzzle out Binary and Digital Logic

Wednesday, June 22, 5–7pm: Create Computer Code

Who are some other Makers you admire and why?

Our Week of Making celebration is going to co-inside with Seattle's Juneteenth celebration, so we can take the opportunity to educate people about Lewis Latimer, son of a fugitive-and-eventually-freed slave, who was an essential contributor to the development of the electric lightbulb!