Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education, Ph.D. Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Adam S. Masters (they/them/theirs) earned their Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and is currently a graduate research assistant pursuing a PhD in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Adam researches and advocates for access and equity in engineering; as a part of their current research, Adam works with diverse, inclusive maker spaces. Adam is queer, trans non-binary, and disabled, and their experiences inform their work. Along with Dr. Lisa McNair, Adam is hosting NOMCON's pre-conference, the Unconference on Making Liberatory Spaces.
(@Adam S. Masters / twitter.com/AdamSMasters)
Congressman Ben Luján
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Fellow
Jen is an artist and maker who brings her passion for collaborative public projects and a critical inquiry of the "maker movement" to work with Nation of Makers, Tested.com, Make: Magazine, We the Builders, Station North Tool Library, and others. She is based in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is a resident artist at Open Works and a fellow at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, focusing on the intersection of maker culture with education, career development, and equity. Jen went to school for fine art at MICA, but finds herself covered in sawdust and solder more often than paint these days, and will someday pursue her dream to build a pop-out workshop + tinyhome inside a tourbus, and travel the Americas.