Hands-On Hacking: Young Programmers at FabLab San Diego Use Math and Science to Dissect Technology and Make it Their Own
UCSD Extension is proud to partner with FabLab San Diego to implement the STE[+a]M approach to learning in a hands on environment. FabLab’s Katie Rast has been instrumental in taking this concept from just an idea into reality.
-Edward Abeyta, Ph.D.
Director of K-16 Programs at UC San Diego
StudentSpeak Webisode 21 from Spotlight on Vimeo.
This week’s StudentSpeak webisode goes behind the scenes at FabLab San Diego, where teens are learning to experiment with technology in a hands-on programming course.
“We give them the chance to hack,” said FabLab Program Director Katie Rast.
FabLab San Diego is a digital design and fabrication laboratory that invites the public to experiment with high-tech tools. This year, FabLab offered a creative computing course to local middle and high school students through a partnership with University of California San Diego Extension, Media Arts Center San Diego and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
“We want the students to understand how things that they see in their physical environment can be translated, using code, into a virtual environment,” Rast told Spotlight.