MAKE: Research


We are building a curriculum to teach teens with T1D about the research process through Maker technology. Through a series of teaching workshops, students will build interactive LED accessories that respond to their T1D data and use this device to experiment on their own research question related to their T1D. Through these workshops, we will teach participants about the research process, including how to form a research question and the ethics involved in human studies. This learning will be supplemented by Maker activities and learning how to incorporate Maker principles into research study design.

We are recruiting for this project! If you or someone you know that meets our criteria are interested, please contact Ashley Garrity at with a short description of why you would be a good candidate. Each student will earn $500 for their participation. We are also seeking 2 teens to serve as project advisors. Project advisors will earn $1,000 for their full participation in the project. We are looking for candidates that meet the following:

  • Teens with type 1 diabetes (aged 13-19)
  • No making or research experience required, but would be welcome
  • Project advisors must be able to attend 4 project feedback sessions from June - December 2018 (about 10 hours total)
  • All participants must attend 4-5 program workshops from January - May 2019 (15 hours total)

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