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Wednesday, April 27 • 9:45am - 10:30am
STEM Breakout Session 1: The Makery: Using Invention and Hands-on Fabrication as Catalysts for Engaging Students in STEM

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This workshop enables teachers to learn about and experience engaging, hands-on learning activities designed to engage students and motivate them to learn and understand mathematics and science. The underlying learning processes were developed during a ten-year cycle of National Science Foundation grants that used the invention process as a catalyst for establishing a context for STEM training and twenty-first century manufacturing technologies to empower students to transform their ideas into real functional products.

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Dr. Neil Scott

Retired university researcher and founder of the Makery, Connections Public Charter School
Neil Scott was the Director of the Archimedes Project at the University of Hawaii, a multidisciplinary research project that focuses on improving human/computer interaction strategies and technologies. He was a founding member of the Archimedes Project at Stanford University in 1992... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am CDT
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