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Maker Hour

Fusing Plastics in Studio X

Paper Weaving in Studio X

Marshmallow Shooters in Studio X

Maker Hour is a 21+ program offered by Studio X at the Fleet Science Center. Studio X is the Innovation and Maker Space that gives our visitors an opportunity to challenge their creativity through new experiences and exploration. Explore different STEAM topics through experimentation and enjoy an adults-only event where you can make and create using concepts that could lead to the next great innovation. Past Maker Hours have produced objects like camera obscuras for optimal eclipse viewing and comic book-themed drink coasters. 



Next Workshop: 

May 20

Macramé and Math

Did you know that tying knots is a form of math? Join us for non-alcoholic mimosas and snacks, and explore knot theory through macramé, a form of textile manipulation that uses knotting techniques instead of weaving or knitting. You can design and create your very own hanging macramé shelf for your home, office or as a gift. We’ll also talk about knots that make us crazy, knots that make awesome patterns and how knots are related to mathematics. Let’s get knotty!

Ages: 21+ 

Time: 11:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Studio X  

Maker Hour

Tickets Include:

  • Non-alcoholic mimosas and light snacks

  • All materials needed to build a Macrame Plant Shelf

  • Thoughtful discussion about Mathematical and Practical Knots

LODA Designs will help you get hands on with your Macrame Shelf and mathematician and educator, Candice Price, will offer expertise into the mathematical world of knots.






Loda Designs 

Maker Hour Loda Designs

LODA is a two woman design and build team based in San Diego, specializing in retail fixtures and custom wooden decor. We host various creative workshops throughout San Diego to teach others how to use their hands and create their very own decorative pieces. Some of our workshops include macrame wall pieces, macrame plant hangers, macrame and wooden shelves, and geometrical wooden wall pieces.


Candice Price, Mathematician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of San Diego. 

I was born in Long Beach, CA but raised in Sacramento. I earned my bachelors in mathematics from California State University, Chico, my masters' in mathematics from, San Francisco State University and my doctorate from the University of Iowa. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of San Diego. My research area is primarily in the are of DNA topology but I am currently working in various areas of Mathematical Modeling including using social network theory to study evolutionary success and issues around gerrymandering.

My service mission statement is to create and contribute to programs that broaden the participation of underrepresented groups by focusing on strong mentoring and research networks. Thus, I am interested and participate in programs that promote broadening participation in the mathematical sciences and I am on the organizing committee for Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS). In 2017, I along with 3 other faculty, created the amazing website that features profiles of amazing black mathematicians: www.mathematicallygiftedandblack.com.