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2021 Poster - Understanding the Role of Informal STEM Educators in Creating Maker-based and Community- Centered Technology and Computer Science Learning Hubs for Urban Youth (Rec-to-Tech U)

November 30, 2021 | Public Programs

This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting.

Makerspaces and making-related programs are often inaccessible, unaffordable, or simply not available to underserved youth. This three-year, Innovations in Development project involves partnership with four Recreation Centers (two each in Baltimore and Pittsburgh) to (1) train educators in equity-oriented approaches to making, (2) create four learning hubs, (3) develop and test equity-based curricula in each space, and (4) establish a replicable Localization Toolkit for future implementation in other communities.


  • Andrew Coy
    Principal Investigator
    Digital Harbor Foundation
  • REVISE logo
    Principal Investigator
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Citation


    Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
    Award Number: 2005502
    Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
    Award Number: 2005484
    Resource Type: Reference Materials
    Discipline: Computing and information science | Technology
    Audience: Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Making and Tinkering Programs
    Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status

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