What is the difference between the MaroonBase Resource guide and the MaroonBase Student app?
The MaroonBase Ecosystem is comprised of the MaroonBase Resource Guide and the MaroonBase Student app.
The MaroonBase Resource Guide is available online only and can be used by anyone (i.e. faculty, staff, students, former students, etc.).
The resource guide lists any event, student org, research project, course, resource or tool, and center or program related in some way to innovation, creativity, leadership or entrepreneurship.
The opportunities listed in the resource guide may or may not be open to anyone. For example, the resource guide will have the One Button Studio which is open to everyone and it will also have resources like maker spaces (i.e. a 3D printing lab) that are only open to students within a certain major, or students taking a specific class. The resource guide includes valuable information including location, hours of operation, who has access, a link to the website, person to contact, etc. If something in the resource guide is eligible for the app it will list the points in the description.
The MaroonBase Student app is a mobile app available only to current, enrolled A&M students at the College Station campus. This includes undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students (i.e. MBA students). The MaroonBase Student app has some of the things listed in the resource guide but not everything. The app only has events and resources from the guide and the event or resource has to be open to all students. So, for example, the One Button Studio is listed in the resource guide and the app since all students have access to it and are able to use it. A maker space in Zachry or the Viz Lab will not be included in the app since historically those resources are only available to and give access to students in their respective majors.