STEAM Workshops & Maker ActivitiesThe foundation is excited to be implementing these new culturally & locally inspired Afterschool Workshops & Maker activities in 2016.
Luz de la ComunidadThese culturally inspired workshops engage middle school youth in learning about the Aztec New Year celebrated in March. Students participate in a sewing circuitry activity creating LED light enhanced Aztec bracelets.
Pop-up Workshop at the ScreenPrint Showdown – January 30, 2016 After School Workshops:
Renaissance Academy at Mathson – February 29, 2016
Ocala STEAM Academy – March 2, 2016 Japantown Workshop:
Roy’s Station Coffee & Tea – Sunday, March 6, 2016 Click here for photos. These workshops were funded by a Cognizant – Making the Future Grant, and implemented through a collaboration with the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District and the San Jose Public Library, as well as with in-kind support from Tech Shop San Jose and Mentor Graphics.
Sunset Bridge Micro Park Prototyping Maker FaireThis locally inspired activity will engage students in creating scale models of what they envision for enlivening the Sunset Bridges micro parks. Through a Maker Faire over 2 days, students in both the Mathson and Arbuckle neighborhoods will create low-resolution models of built structures and imagine possible activities for the neighborhood micro-park bridge entrances. This will give the students and community who use Sunset Bridge a voice in the local public space and transit design conversation.
Dia del los Muertos Calaveras 3D WorkshopThis 3D exploration engages teens in learning 3D CAD designing tools to bring their artistic and design ideas to life in 3D forms. The workshops will be held at the Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Library and Alum Rock Middle Schools. Students will learn about and reflect on the cultural holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and use Tinkercad to design and create 3D Calaveras (skulls) representing someone close to them that they want to honor.
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