Content Creation, Social Media, Branding Strategy | Present
STEAM Stories is a blog featuring interdisciplinary work by today’s makers and thinkers, with specific focus on the cross-pollination of STEAM fields.
Chibitronics produces circuit stickers that combine paper craft with electronics.
Playing Doctor with Jerry the Bear
Jerry is an electronic teddy bear that helps kids with Type 1 Diabetes and other chronic conditions learn about and manage their health.
The goals are to spread the word about STEAM, improve communication amongst an international network for interesting work and ideas, and provide online exposure for creative individuals and organizations.
The long-term mission of STEAM Stories is to inspire innovative STEAM curricula in education and ventures in industry.
STEAM Stories is mainly run by me and a small team of awesome volunteers. Interested in helping promote innovation and creativity? Have an interesting story to share? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Curriculum Development, Project Management | Spring 2015
KinderSTEAM brings STEAM learning to life in K-5 classrooms. It is an exciting partnership between the Jewish Community Day School of RI and the STEAM clubs at Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University that helps college students gain experience in a teaching role and gets elementary school students involved in an interesting workshop outside of their usual curriculum.
In Spring 2015 these workshops culminated in STEAM week, an exciting week of math games, instrument making, optical illusions, animal anatomy, and more.
I worked with fellow RISD student Savannah Barkley to produce the video, my responsibilities including: scheduling, interviewing, copy editing, caption designing, filming, and sound recording.
As you got a peek of in the video, I ran a workshop for STEAM week about animal anatomy and how you can redesign it.
I worked with Melita Morales, the STEAM Coordinator at RISD Nature Lab at the time, to develop the workshop for 4th and 5th graders. If we think of evolution as nature’s way of constantly redesigning animal anatomy over time to optimize them for their environment, we can get creative with it it.
I assigned the kids ecosystems (desert, rainforest, etc.) at random and asked them to create an animal superhero based on the environment. First they researched their environment and learned what animals thrived there, and then they drew and built
STEAM Senior Thesis
Design Research, Curriculum Development | Spring 2015
For my senior thesis, I worked on developing ways to implement STEAM in public K-12 schools through a user-centered research process.
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