Last Friday, October 25th, STEM City paired up with We Teach Maker at NAU, in the Cline Library MakerSpace, to provide professional development to Flagstaff teachers and teaching students. The evening started with a presentation on the benefits of a STEM MakerSpace and how to design and fund one. STEM City Executive Director, Kris Penca, explained to the attendees how to personalize MakerSpaces to work best for each individual classroom.
After the presentation Bobby, from the CSTL and We Teach Maker, led a making activity where groups had to create a 3D model of a STEM related concept or word.
Groups had 45 minutes to build their models out of cardboard, tape, glue, pipe cleaners, and other materials available in the MakerSpace. Once time was up, the groups presented their creations and the audience guessed which STEM word their model represented.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the event to learn and get creative!
Written by Mallory Schaefer, STEM City Project Coordinator.