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-====== ​Makership Proposal ​======+====== ​MAKERSHIP PROGRAM DISCONTINUED ​====== 
 +**AS OF 10/20/2014 MILWAUKEE MAKERSPACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS VOTED TO DISCONTINUE THE MAKERSHIP PROGRAM. ​ THIS PAGE HAS BEEN LEFT HERE FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY.**\\ 
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 //​(Everything below is subject to change... consider this a dynamic document.)//​ //​(Everything below is subject to change... consider this a dynamic document.)//​
  
 +The official Makership page is here: http://​milwaukeemakerspace.org/​makership/​
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 +The official Makership introduction post is here: http://​milwaukeemakerspace.org/​2012/​05/​mm-makership/​
 ===== Makership ===== ===== Makership =====
  
 Milwaukee Makerspace is proud to be a part of Milwaukee and to provide a shared workspace where people can explore their passions in making and exploring things, whether it be art, technology, electronics,​ alternative energy, or rapid prototyping and fabrication. Our members are eager to share their skills and equipment with others, and we recognize that we learn better when we learn together, so we’re introducing a “makership” program, which will allow  a local maker to become a full member though a sponsorship from the group. Milwaukee Makerspace is proud to be a part of Milwaukee and to provide a shared workspace where people can explore their passions in making and exploring things, whether it be art, technology, electronics,​ alternative energy, or rapid prototyping and fabrication. Our members are eager to share their skills and equipment with others, and we recognize that we learn better when we learn together, so we’re introducing a “makership” program, which will allow  a local maker to become a full member though a sponsorship from the group.
  
 +For our first Makership, which will take place during the summer months, we'd like to offer the opportunity exclusively to college students. You'll see that one of the eligibility requirements is that the applicant must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution. Don't worry, we do plan to open this up to everyone (student or not) in the future. So if you don't meet the eligibility requirements this time around, check back next time!
 ==== What is a Makership? ==== ==== What is a Makership? ====
  
 A Makership at Milwaukee Makerspace consists of a full-time membership, which will give the awarded individual access to the space, its tools, and existing members. Besides helping the selected individual by sharing our skills and knowledge, we may be able to help acquire needed materials for proposed projects. The goal of our makership program is to give makers the things they need to get making! A Makership at Milwaukee Makerspace consists of a full-time membership, which will give the awarded individual access to the space, its tools, and existing members. Besides helping the selected individual by sharing our skills and knowledge, we may be able to help acquire needed materials for proposed projects. The goal of our makership program is to give makers the things they need to get making!
  
-We will award the makership ​to applicants who can put together the best pitch for (1) what they want to make and (2) how they plan to do it. The project could be anything ​from an electronic ​gadgetto an open source software/​hardware project, ​to a citizen science project, a project which benefits the community or non-profit organization,​ or (hopefully) a project we haven’t imagined. We want Milwaukee Makerspace to be the place where these things are made! Milwaukee Makerspace ​makerships ​are open to anyone ​whom could benefit from our community and resources to make something great.+We will award the Makership ​to applicants who can put together the best pitch for (1) what they want to make and (2) how they plan to do it. The project could be anythingan electronic ​device, an open source software/​hardware project, a citizen science project, a project which benefits the community or non-profit organization,​ or (perhaps) a project we haven’t imagined. We want Milwaukee Makerspace to be the place where these things are made! Milwaukee Makerspace ​Makerships ​are open to anyone ​who could benefit from our community and resources to make something great.
  
 ==== Milwaukee Makerspace Makership Recipients Receive the Following: ==== ==== Milwaukee Makerspace Makership Recipients Receive the Following: ====
  
-**A 3 month membership (cash equivalent value to $240 USD) at award start date. Member rights include:**+**A 3 month membership (cash equivalent value to $240 USD) at award start date.**
  
-  ​* An RFID key for 24 hour access to Milwaukee Makerspace. +**Member rights include:​** 
-  * Access to Milwaukee Makerspace equipment, such as our CNC RouterLaser cutter, woodshop, machine shop, electronics lab, welding equipment, etc.+ 
 +  ​* An RFID key for 24-hour access to Milwaukee Makerspace. 
 +  * Access to Milwaukee Makerspace equipment, such as CNC routerlaser cutter, woodshop, machine shop, electronics lab, welding equipment, etc.
   * Space at Milwaukee Makerspace to store a reasonable amount of equipment and materials.   * Space at Milwaukee Makerspace to store a reasonable amount of equipment and materials.
  
-**Interested in Applying?​** ​//[Link to application documents as seen below.]//+**Interested in Applying?​** ​See the attached document.
  
  
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 ===== Makership Eligibility ===== ===== Makership Eligibility =====
  
-  -     All eligibility requirements as described in the [[http://​milwaukeemakerspace.org/​about/​makerspace-policies/​|Milwaukee Makerspace Eligibility criteria]] of the by-laws. +  - Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements as described in the Milwaukee Makerspace Eligibility criteria of the by-laws. <http://​milwaukeemakerspace.org/​about/​makerspace-policies/​> 
-  -     ​Applicants must not be an existing member of Milwaukee Makerspace. +  - Applicants must not be an existing member of Milwaukee Makerspace. 
-  -     ​Applicants must be a resident of the Milwaukee area for the duration of the makership+  - Applicants must be a resident of the Milwaukee area for the duration of the Makership
 +  - Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by award date. 
 +  - Applicants must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
 ===== Review Criteria ===== ===== Review Criteria =====
  
-To help guide applicants in their crafting ​of their application,​ review criteria and evaluation questions for judges are posted below. We expect to get applications ​that vary widely (and we encourage diversity in project topics and exploration) so please don’t feel that your application has to be strong across all criteria to be judged favorably. Judges will score proposals according to these criteria ​to determine which makership fellows are awarded.+The following criteria will inform the evaluation process. They are also meant to help applicants in crafting their applications. Judges will score proposals according to these criteria, but, they will also consider projects that show innovative and imaginative thinking.
  
   -     ​Personal Impact   -     ​Personal Impact
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     -  Does this project improve the world?     -  Does this project improve the world?
     -  Will the results be open and shared to enhance scientific and technological understanding?​     -  Will the results be open and shared to enhance scientific and technological understanding?​
-    -  Does the project promote sharing, openness, decentralization and world improvement (as prescribed by Stephen Levy in The Hacker Ethic)?+    -  Does the project promote sharing, openness, decentralization and world improvement (as prescribed by Stephen Levy in //The Hacker Ethic//)?
   -     ​Coolness Factor   -     ​Coolness Factor
     -  Is it cool? (We do like to have fun, you know!)     -  Is it cool? (We do like to have fun, you know!)
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 ===== Application Materials ===== ===== Application Materials =====
  
-Applications need to contain, at a minimum, ​the details ​below. ​There are no specifications on format, length, or detail contained within the documents, so it’s entirely up to you. Just make sure you include information for each of these four pointsPlease email completed ​applications to: [[mailto:​makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org|makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org]].+Complete applications will include ​the four components detailed ​below. ​You can choose how best to present ​each component, but please address each as fully as possibleEmail complete ​applications to: [[mailto:​makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org|makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org]].
  
-  -     ​**Personal Statement**\\ Tell us a little about yourself, including your technical background as it relates to your makership ​proposal. +  -     ​**Personal Statement**\\ Tell us a little about yourself, including your technical background as it relates to your Makership ​proposal. 
-  -     ​**Personal Impact**\\ How will receiving the Milwaukee Makerspace Makership and the resources it provides contribute ​towards ​your goals as a maker?+  -     ​**Personal Impact**\\ How will receiving the Milwaukee Makerspace Makershipand the resources it providescontribute ​to your goals as a maker?
   -     ​**Project Proposal**\\ Provide an overview of your project. What do you plan to do with your Makership?   -     ​**Project Proposal**\\ Provide an overview of your project. What do you plan to do with your Makership?
   -     ​**Project Timeline**\\ Create a project plan with milestones for your progress. Be as detailed as possible. ​   -     ​**Project Timeline**\\ Create a project plan with milestones for your progress. Be as detailed as possible. ​
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 ===== FAQ ===== ===== FAQ =====
  
-**Q: Can people work in a group? what if 2-3 people work together for a great project? Would that be accepted even though the Makership goes to 1 person ​would you accept a group project?**+**Q: What if 2-3 people work together for a great project? Would that be accepted even though the Makership goes to 1 person?**
  
-A: Collaborate with as many people as you want. All we care about is that you utilize any resources you need to complete your proposal. The Makership is only awarded to 1 individualand the applicant ​should ​write the project proposal from the perspective that s/he is the PI (principal investigator) on the project. However as a member, you will have a key for 24×7 access to the space and can have two guests ​as at a time (as outlined in our [[http://​milwaukeemakerspace.org/​wp-content/​uploads/​2011/​07/​member_agreement.pdf|membership agreement]]) to assist you with your project. ​+A: Collaboration ​is fine! But, the Makership is only awarded to 1 personso the application ​should ​be written by whomever ​is the PI (principal investigator) on the project. However as a member, you will have a key for 24×7 access to the space and can bring two guests at a time (as outlined in our membership agreement <http://​milwaukeemakerspace.org/​wp-content/​uploads/​2011/​07/​member_agreement.pdf>) to assist you with your project.
  
-**Q: If I get stuck can I ask for other members help or will that disqualify me?**+**Q: If I am awarded the Makership and need help with my project, ​can I ask for other members’ help or will that disqualify me?**
  
-A: We encourage you to ask for help (from anyone, and at any point in the project) as the Milwaukee Makerspace ​holds as a core value the idea of collaboration. It's common for members to help each other out, and as a fellow member, we're here to help you out.+A: We encourage you to ask for help (from anyone, and at any point in the project) as the Milwaukee Makerspace ​values ​collaboration. It's common for members to help each other out, and as a fellow member, we're here to help you out.
  
-**Q: Is there a limit on how much I can spend? If I find a company to sponsor me, but keep the final project open would that be allowed?**+**Q: Is there a limit on how much I can spend? If I find a company to sponsor me, but keep the final project openwould that be allowed?**
  
 A: Nope, there’s no limit to how much additional funds you want to spend on the project. Spend as much of your own personal money or sponsored money as you need. Individual members may also be willing to help with funding or acquiring materials. (Some of us are quite skilled at acquiring materials!) A: Nope, there’s no limit to how much additional funds you want to spend on the project. Spend as much of your own personal money or sponsored money as you need. Individual members may also be willing to help with funding or acquiring materials. (Some of us are quite skilled at acquiring materials!)
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 **Q: Will the final project be taken apart for review of all internals or is it a work / fail project?** **Q: Will the final project be taken apart for review of all internals or is it a work / fail project?**
  
-A: It’s a work / fail project. But if it works, we’d appreciate ​it if you show us how it works. Ideally, you will be dying to show us how it works, as well as write up instructions/​information we could share with the world.+A: It’s a work / fail project. But if it works, we’d appreciate you showing ​us how it works. Ideally, you will be excited ​to show us how it works, as well as to write up instructions/​information we could share with the world.
  
-**Q: Are there any limitations to size, power requirements,​ weight ​that must be met?**+**Q: Are there any limitations to size, power requirements,​ weight, etc?**
  
-A: If your project ​requirements exceed what Milwaukee Makerspace can provide ​we’ll let you know pretty quick.+A: There are limitations,​ but these will be determined by the scope of the project. If limitations become apparent in the proposal review, ​we can communicate them to the applicant and make changes as needed
  
 **Q: Must the project be displayed onsite?** **Q: Must the project be displayed onsite?**
  
-A: Nobut your project ​proposal won’t score very highly if you don’t plan on sharing it with others.+A: Not necessarily. Butthe maker community values open sharing of knowledge. So, we would hope you would be willing to share your project ​through documentation,​ photos, blog posts, etc
  
  
-If you have additional questions, please ​mail them to:​[[mailto:​makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org|makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org]]+If you have additional questions, please ​email them to:​[[mailto:​makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org|makership@milwaukeemakerspace.org]]
  
 ====== Makership Committee ====== ====== Makership Committee ======
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   * Pete Prodoehl   * Pete Prodoehl
-  * Brant Holeman 
-  * Jason Gessner 
-  * Joe Buck 
  
 The committee will be in charge of the initial review of all applications,​ and the process of choosing the applicant to be awarded the Makership. ​ The committee will be in charge of the initial review of all applications,​ and the process of choosing the applicant to be awarded the Makership. ​
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 +====== Financial Support ======
  
 +   * Jim Rawson - $20.00
  
  
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