Tag Archives: Makers/making

Broadening Participation for Remote Communities: Situated Distance Telepresence Mentoring through Embodied Communications

9/1/19-8/31/22 PIs: Francis Quek, Beverly Irby, Malini Natarajarathinam Texas A&M University Award Details As workplaces change, people will need to develop stronger and more flexible skills around technology. Schools are one place students might learn these skills, but in the case of electronics, 3D design, and similar Making technologies, many students lack access to technically-oriented […]

Synthesis and Design Workshop: Principles for the design of digitally-distributed, studio-based STEM learning environments

9/1/18-8/31/19 PIs: Jill Castek, Blaine Smith, Kevin Bonine, Jennifer Nichols, Leslie Sult University of Arizona Award Details This workshop will convene February 25-28, 2019 at The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 in Oracle, AZ. For more information, contact jcastek@email.arizona.edu This workshop is funded through the “Dear Colleague Letter: Principles for the Design of Digital Science, […]

EXP: Paper Mechatronics: Advancing Engineering Education Through Computationally Enhanced Children’s Papercrafts

10/01/2017-9/30/2019 PI: Sherry Hsi, Michael Eisenberg Concord Consortium Award Details Professional engineering is a complex, multifaceted activity. Today’s engineer needs to be resourceful and innovative, to build models, and to test and improve designs. Moreover, creating a new artifact is often an interdisciplinary effort. The task may well involve elements of computational, mechanical, and electronic […]

EAGER: Making with Understanding

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PI: Bertrand Schneider Harvard University Award Details There is a new cultural movement where everyday people tinker with concepts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), simply for the purpose of satisfying creativity and curiosity. This “maker movement” is powered by the wide availability of low-cost electronics and manufacturing tools, which allow amateur makers to […]

EXP: BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences via Custom Designed Wearable On-Body Sensing and Visualization

PIs: Jon Froehlich, Tamara Clegg University of Maryland College Park Award Details As technologies become smaller and more portable, the possibility of wearable computing becomes more and more realistic. This proposal takes advantage of this possibility to help elementary school aged children learn about anatomy and physiology by making clothing with sensors and displays to […]

EAGER: Engineering Inquiry for All at Nedlam’s Workshop

PIs: R. Benjamin Shapiro, Brian Gravel, Chris Rogers Tufts University Award Details This exploratory project will research how teachers learn to adapt open-ended, self-directed, and fabrication-rich maker space pedagogy and technology to school settings in ways that are responsive to the needs and interests of the students, their families, and the surrounding community. Maker culture […]

EAGER: Paper Mechatronics: Creating High-Low Tech Design Kits to Promote Engineering Education

PIs: Sherry Hsi, Michael Eisenberg, Nikolaus Correll University of California-Berkeley Award Details In this Cyberlearning EAGER project, the project team is developing foundations for using “paper mechatronics” as a learning technology. Paper mechatronics makes possible a craft-oriented approach to engineering and computing education that integrates key concepts from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control systems, and […]

RAPID: Learning in the Making: Leveraging Technologies for Impact

PIs: Erica Halverson, Kimberly Sheridan University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details The practices of critique and portfolio creation are crucial to successful learning from design and making. Critique involves carefully describing the properties of one’s work, analyzing how the properties function together, envisioning other possible approaches and solutions, evaluating what has been done and which next […]

EAGER: Infusing Learning Sciences Research into Digital Fabrication and Making in Education

PI: Paulo Blikstein Stanford University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EAGER project, the PI proposes a research program and set of events for educators, policy makers, students, designers, researchers, and makers to present, discuss, investigate, and learn about digital fabrication in education. Digital fabrication and “making” is a new chapter in the process […]

DIP: BioSim: Developing a Wearable Toolkit for Teaching Complex Science Through Embodied Play

PIs: Kylie Peppler, Armin Moczek, Joshua Danish Indiana University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP (Development and Implementation) Project, the PIs focus on better promoting science learning in early elementary school (grades K-3). They focus in the discipline of life sciences, with specific focus on complex biological systems. The approach to learning about […]