Design in Educational Technology: STEAM

I have the distinct honor of  being a panelist at the Design in Educational Technology: STEAM event at SOS Brooklyn on October 6, 2015. I am in awe that Sean Oakes (the founder of SOS) asked me and am so honored to be sitting on the panel with some absolutely amazing thinkers, creators, and practitioners.

Laurie Carey, an ed consultant and founder of We Connect the Dots – a non-profit organization that provides STEAM programs for schools and communities:

Our mission is to excite, inform and educate students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers.  Through a collaboration with the community, education, government and the technology industry, WCTD provides awareness and education of the 21st Century workforce skills, as well as the opportunities available to students embracing STEAM careers.  Impacting students at a local, national and global level, our programs create a hunger for learning that empowers students to find their own paths to success.

Jenny Young, Founder of the Brooklyn Robot Factory. Jenny has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. She grew up working alongside her father in his garage shop and doing projects with her mother. From an early age she was exposed to the joys of building and designing things from found items. She also has a special place in her heart for teaching girls about the coolness of math and science.

We thrive to inspire and motivate kids by teaching them about the fun of building. We love the idea of learning and coming together through making things. We believe in the DIT—do it together— mentality and the importance of building a community around this common goal.