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Innovation Studio

The Innovation Studio is a MakerSpace at Georgia Southern University located in Statesboro, Georgia.

The Studio serves teachers, students, faculty, staff, youth, and local community members. In the studio we strive to foster a culture of innovation and prepare future leaders to learn, make, and play with cutting edge technologies, while they seek solutions to real world problems.

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First Scratch Day declared a success

2017 Scratch Day participants

 On Saturday, May 13, Georgia Southern University hosted its first Scratch Day event in the College of Education’s Innovation Studio.

Scratch Day is a global network of events aimed to give educational professionals the opportunity to explore Scratch, a free coding platform and online community designed for kids. The event was open to educational professionals who wanted to learn or share knowledge about Scratch and discover how it can enhance learning opportunities for students.

“I am declaring our first Scratch Day a success,” said Chuck Hodges, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology at Georgia Southern. “I hope we can do a similar event for Scratch Day in 2018. Coding and computational thinking are current ‘hot topics’ in education, and it is important for us to help keep local teachers up to date with new technologies and concepts.”

Fourteen educators representing Bulloch, Burke, Candler and Effingham County schools participated in the inaugural event including both group and one-on-one activities to explore Scratch and the implementation of the platform in the classroom.

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The Innovation Studio in the College of Education at Georgia Southern University awarded Sallie Zetterower Elementary School as the winner of the 3D Printer for Your School contest.  The Innovation Studio founders and the College of Education established the contest to provide an opportunity for collaboration while offering students the chance to broaden their problem solving and critical thinking skills through STEM activities.

Click here for more information, College of Education awards 3D printer to Bulloch County elementary school

Innovation Studio Founders Eunbae Lee, Ph.D. (pictured background left) and Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D. (pictured background right) explain the 3D printing process to the 5th grade STEM class at Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

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Mete Akcaoglu photo

Dr. Mete Akcaoglu

  • Assistant Professor in the College of Education Leadership Technology, and Human Development Department.
  • Co Founder of the Innovation Studio in 2015

Last updated: 8/25/2020