Maker Fair and Innovation Block Party

Event Overview

Join the university community as we celebrate student and faculty creativity at the inaugural Maker Fair and Innovation Block Party! This annual event celebrates La Verne’s students and faculty who bridge solutions through their in-class and online learning with real-world problems and societal dilemmas through research and civic involvement. Faculty will showcase their teaching innovation through a series of emerging industry topics like AI and VR, while students and faculty display their technical expertise and creative talent with research posters, crafts, and designs. 

Don’t miss the fun with food trucks, music from DJ Santana, and the opportunity to sell/purchase handmade crafts. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

11:30 – 1:00 pm: Maker Fair, Poster Walk, Lunch (Citrus Lawn)

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Innovation Presentations (Quay Davis Executive Board Room)

1:00 pm


Vice Provost Roy Kwon

1:00 pm

Archives and Special Collections at Wilson Library: Adventures in the Digital 

Dr. Benjamin Jenkins, Wilson Library

1:15 pm

Artificial Intelligence in Business Education

Dr. Yingxia Cao, College of Business

1:30 pm

Integrating Virtual Reality and Drones in Environmental Education

Dr. Victor Carmona, College of Arts and Sciences

1:45 pm

Art and Technology as Creative Practice

Dr. Jennifer Vanderpool, Adjunct professor
Dr. Jon Leaver, Professor of Art History, Department Chair
Dion Johnson, Associate Professor, Director of Art Galleries, Distinguished Artist

College of Arts and Sciences

2:00 pm

Virtual Reality for Treatment and Training

Dr. Nicole Mahrer, College of Health and Community Well-Being

2:15 pm

Mixed Reality in Education

Dr. Shana Matamala, Dr. Isabel Orejel, LaFetra College of Education

2:30 pm

Low-Tech vs. High-Tech Approaches in Education

Dr. Yousef Daneshbod, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Killham, LaFetra College of Education

2:45 pm

Integrating Emerging Technologies into Curriculum, Student Internships and Campus Life

Dr. Amy Jiang, Madison Calleros

Library and Learning Commons/Maker Space

3:00 pm


Vice Provost Roy Kwon