Cognizant Supports Innovators at World Maker Faire 2012Cognizant will sponsor the Young Maker's Pavilion at the 2012 World Maker Faire, a celebration of invention, creativity, and DIY culture, to be held September 29 and 30 at NYSCI. As part of the sponsorship, Cognizant will showcase young makers from its after -school and summer programs who will teach attendees to make and create fun things using electronics, digital fabrication tools, open source hardware, and the Scratch programming language. Recipients of 2012 scholarships will also be on hand to demonstrate their winning projects, including a robot designed and constructed to draw on an etch-a-sketch and a detachable adherent light designed to be carried by firemen to help them quickly and safely enter and exit burning buildings.
Cognizant's Mark Greenlaw will moderate a session on September 30 from 12-1 p.m. on the Make Live stage. The session, called, "Meet the Young Makers," will feature several young Makers who will discuss how they became interested in Making, what they create, and what advice they may have for the next generation of Makers.
This year's Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science is expected to draw more than 30,000 visitors and feature more than 500 Makers of all ages. It will feature exhibitors and sessions on robotics, open source hardware, 3D printing, and speakers such as Chris Anderson, David Pogue, and Seth Godin.
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