Lesley STEAM Learning Lab hosted just over 100 Lesley Summer Compass students this past week in our makerspace. True to their 2018 theme “Going Green”, campers engaged in a variety of design engineering challenges with a focus on upcycling materials, insects, plants, and alternative modes of transportation.
It’s been a jam packed year of making at the Kennedy School, with Lesley STEAM supporting maker-minded projects in each of the K-8 classrooms. Check out our video highlighting this whole school approach to innovation:
Lesley STEAM joined in another rollicking evening of making at the STEAM in Riverside event at the MLK Jr. Elementary School in Cambridge, thanks to Sharlene Yang, Coordinator of the Cambridge STEAM Initiative. K-8 students brought the idea of Hack the Dollar Store to life with outlandish electronic redesigns of dollar store items.
The Lesley STEAM Team was proud to help launch the Hour of Code Week at the Kennedy School in Somerville alongside our Kennedy partners. The week-long celebration of coding and making was marked by Somerville Mayor, Joe Curtatone, and Superintendent, Mary Skipper. View full article on The Somerville News Weekly.
The Lesley Makerspace hosted two hands on making events as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The festival boasts ten days of STEAM-related activities across the wider Boston area, including lectures, debates, plays, workshops, exhibits, and more.
Lesley STEAM participated in the second Somerville STEAM Social, which brought together the Somerville Public Schools along with a host of local STEAM related community programs and organizations. This event is part of a broader effort to build capacity and develop a strong network of individuals and organizations in Somerville in support of STEAM education. View full article on Somerville Wicked Local.