STEM on the Go Mobile Makerspace

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The STEM on the Go mobile makerspace visited three STARward STEM schools in November, and the experience was a big hit with students! Operated by TIES, the van brings high-tech design tools like laser cutters and 3D printers to schools so that students can engage in a guided engineering design experience. Prior to the November visits, students were asked to investigate how solar flares pose a potential threat to astronauts on Mars. Students then developed prototypes of shelters to protect astronauts from this hazard, and tested their concepts during the van’s visit. In addition to learning about STEM and space, the experience also provides an important opportunity for students to learn collaboration skills. The van will visit other STARward STEM schools in January and February.

Students gathered outside the maker space
Inside the maker space
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