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)

Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Computing and information science | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Low Socioeconomic Status
Organization:
Digital Harbor Foundation, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Description: 

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.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
2005502
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
2005484

Team Members

Andrew CoyAndrew CoyPrincipal Investigator
Foad HamidiFoad HamidiPrincipal Investigator

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