The STEAM Camps Are Coming

It's early in the new year but educators across the country are already making plans for the summer and they are thinking STEAM...

John Eger Reports on Arts Integration at CSU San Marcos

Arts integration -- teaching every discipline through the arts -- has a number of interpretations. For example, according to The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) in Washington, D.C., "Terms such as arts-infused curriculum (Ingram & Reidell, 2003), learning in and through the arts (Bamford, 2006; Bloomfield...

Creative Learning Programs for Middle and High School Students

Vector Art & Product Design: At FAB LAB @ UCSD Extension, students learn how to design shapes in 2D in order to translate their designs into 3-dimensional objects, using a vector editing software such as Adobe Illustrator to create products that they cut using a...

UCSD Extension: Teens At FabLab San Diego Experiment with Creative Computing

At FabLab San Diego, students and community members are invited to come “make almost anything.” The space is a digital design and fabrication laboratory that invites the public to experiment with high-tech tools. At Hackasaurus Jam, Mozilla Encourages Young Programmers to Change the Web Tinkering the...

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
k12.ucsd.edu

StudentSpeak Webisode 21 from Spotlight on Vimeo.

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.