How does MakerState inspire kids with a love of learning? The core of our STEAM-mastery makerspace program is the “Challenge” project (science, tech, engineering, arts, math). Challenges are 10-45 min. hands-on building projects which lead our kids into new skill masteries everyday. Our Challenges are developed by experienced maker-educators and playtested in makerspaces with partners such as Stanford d.school, NYU-ITP, EdLab Teachers College-Columbia University, Schools That Can, and Highlander Institute.