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Thursday, October 3 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fiber Crafting STEM Learning

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Fiber crafts have historically played a prominent role in technology innovation. Of note is the Jacquard loom that inspired the use of punch cards in the first programmable computer. We invite participants to explore how these practices can be reclaimed for technology learning and disrupting current STEM designs. In our workshop, you will participate in a make-test gallery walk where you will play with and build onto 9 fiber craft activities, including weaving, sewing, folding, crocheting, and animating, that require the use of key engineering, mathematics, and computer science concepts. These activities use low-cost and low-tech tools and materials, are easily extendable, and can align with personally relevant projects. You will walk away with new ideas and experiences that can be used in classrooms and informal spaces toward the learning and teaching of STEM concepts.

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Anna Keune

Graduate Research Assistant, Indiana University
I am a doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences at Indiana University working with Dr. Kylie Peppler in the Creativity Labs. As a new media artist and designer, she leverages her international experiences across four continents to engage in research that spans across art, technology... Read More →
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Naomi Thompson

Graduate Research Assistant, CEP/CRLT/Creativity Labs
I am a doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences at Indiana University working with Dr. Kylie Peppler. I am interested in the ways crafting and making activities can intersect with and enhance equitable learning in both formal and informal environments.

Kylie A Peppler

University of California, Irvine

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay C 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697