Fall has been a busy time here at WMSI! What are we up to? Check out the pictures below and you'll see pictures from our various projects -- a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) class at a local high school, teacher professional development as a part of the Transforming STEM Education initiative at North Country Educational Services (NCES) and the New Hampshire Science Teachers fall conference, Dr. E's MINDSTORMS Challenges website editing, and preparing to sell supplies from and bundle Sparkfun Electronics equipment with our workshops. We are also hiring a part time person to help us manage our after school, evening, and weekend Maker/STEAM classes as well as open our makerspace for the public to gain access to our prototyping tools!
Two of our summer interns, Nick and Ethan, successfully gained support from Sparkfun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado to push their prototype vending machine much further. When they were not leading WMSI camp programs, they were developing this project. Check out the Instructable they wrote to others could begin working on their own open source vending machine!
WMSI seeks to support science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education. The pictures below represent some of our efforts in these areas thus far in 2014. We have supported schools, helped with curriculum development, facilitated a high school internship program, prepared for 2014 summer camps, and offered workshops to both kids and adults. We have also made progress in setting up our rapid prototyping student workshop room. More to come in terms of documentation of our past efforts and notice of future events and programs. Stay tuned!
We were a stop on the 2013 Sparkfun National Tour. They facilitated an electronics workshop for ages 11-14. They stayed an extra day and we launched a weather balloon with sensors and a camera to 12,000.
This fall, WMSI offered a high school science/engineering entitled STEAM Design, Test, and Iterate at the Profile School in Bethlehem, NH
July 15-19; Ages 9-12