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May 27th, 2021

Jeadi Vilchis, a former teacher and founder of Neologix Engineering Labs, which contracts with the Oakland Unified School District to introduce middle and high school students to woodworking, engineering, laser cutting, graphic design, and other skills. For the last six years, Vilchis has taught students at McClymonds High School and Castlemont High School how to be a “maker,” someone who uses digital manufacturing tools and graphic design for artistic and entrepreneurial purposes. continue to article

May 5, 2020

Jeadi Vilchis’ original intention as a teacher and a “maker” was “to help create more engineers coming out of Oakland,” he said, adding that, “I’m trying to get more girls of color into engineering, design and technology. As much as I can diversify those fields, and those students will be able to afford to live in those communities and not have to move to Antioch. There is not a good representation of people of color and women in technology.”  continue to article

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July 15, 2019

At a time when the Black Lives Matter movement has really been “on the move”, Inneract Project Founder Maurice Woods spoke during a live event about the low percentage of black designers and how the organization helps black and brown kids of low-income families gain skills and become design professionals. continue to article

August 12, 2018

Using a palette of materials, students worked with Autodesk designers to
1 Experiment with fabrication technologies and creating forms
2 Experiment with form and communication

Made in IPxAutodesk 3D Design Bootcamp: A 10-day 3D design program for intermediate – advanced IP students to learn STEAM concepts: designing and building 3D objects. link to article

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May 18, 2018

Come play with our large sized-CNC'd-student-designed game of connect four!
Check out some of our favorite projects, like laser cut earrings and a human size anime figure! We are the Sustainable Urban Design Academy at Castlemont High in Oakland, CA. continue to article

Oct 23, 2016

Jeadi Vilchis, a STEM consultant and devoted maker educator from Oakland is passionate about utilizing maker-centric tools to positively influence learning within the Oakland community. His projects with students include building LEGO robots, and using CNC routers and 3-D printers. A native of East Oakland and a product of the Oakland public school system, continue to article

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VIDEO: Interview with CaT Bobino on her show: In The Know with CaT Bobino

Oct 3, 2016

Jeadi is an Oakland native that has made it his mission to teach children in Oakland about maker spaces, lego robotics, and 3-D printing designs. Not only is he teaching them how to make, he is also teaching them how to sell! With some of the designs his students are making, he also shows them how to be entrepreneurs with their work! You can find him and his work at Castlemont! youtube link