Maker Event Seed Funding Available

The IEEE EAB Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee (PECC) is pleased to announce the establishment of Maker Event Seed Funding* to assist IEEE Sections, Chapters, Student Branches, Affinity Groups and individual IEEE Members in engaging pre-university students in organizing maker events in their local community.

A maker event is designed to be a flexible celebration of making, tinkering, creating, innovating and learning within a local community. Maker events come in the form of exhibit booths/tables, shows, workshops, and/or conferences. Participants typically include tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and entrepreneurs.

For detailed information regarding the Maker Event Seed Funding application process, eligibility requirements, and the application review process please refer to:

The deadline for submitting an application for funding is 30 June 2016.

If you should have any questions, please contact Lynn Bowlby at


*Maximum funding of $500 USD per event. Funding will be distributed directly to the Section or Chapter endorsing the application (for further distribution to the event organizers).