Kim Magloire speaks at IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference

 Kim Magloire speaks at IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference

Kim Magloire will present a case study of the SciTech Kids Electronic Art (SKEA) workshops at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference at Princeton University on March 10, 2013.  SKEA integrates art into their STEM curriculum which introduces young children to the basics of electronics and technology.  It is a craft-based, hands-on approach that allows participants to tinker and produce interactive electronic objects such as robots, pop-up cards, and pop-up houses. The workshops provide a new way of drawing connections about STEM topics by emphasizing the synergy between engineering and art. The SKEA approach holds great promise since it helps a greater number of young learners, especially girls, experience STEAM as an engaging process of inquiry and become active makers.