What do these three things have in common? They are all products of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that benefit from the overlay of art – making STEM into STEAM. And they’ll all be on display on November 18, when we open the doors to STEAM Studio. This one-of-a-kind learning environment has been located in our Kansas City studio for the past 1 1/2 years and has expanded the concept of STEM learning for local students and educators. At the Open House, we’ll showcase work with local and at-risk youth, highlight professional development opportunities for teachers and tour visitors through the “anti-classroom” environment that helps kids unleash their creativity.
If you’ll be in the Kansas City area and would like to attend the Open House, please RSVP via our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/420554014795006/
Staff, partners and collaborators will be available to discuss how STEAM Studio is applying art and design to break down the gender and economic barriers that often limit exposure to STEAM fields. Participants will include:
Hunter Johnson, Manager, Sales and Marketing at Tesla Motors Kansas City
Jane Sullivan, Principal of St. Agnes Catholic School
Dr. Mandi Sonnenberg, STEAM Studio Co-Founder and Educator
David Reid, STEAM Studio Co-Founder and Principal/Education Practice Leader at Gould Evans
Matt Gunter, STEAM Studio Board Member and Sprint Vice President Channel Operations
Students from local schools will demonstrate 3D modeling, Lego robotics, coding and film projects completed during STEAM studio’s innovative programs.
Our partnership with STEAM Studio has been rewarding in so many ways. It’s a great example of design working in the service of community, and the kids teach us so much. The space functions as a research laboratory, giving us a window into how kids learn best and letting us walk in the shoes of teachers for a few hours so we can design more effective teaching environments.
More info about STEAM Studio:
STEAM Studio Web Site:
Recent Kansas City Business Journal article about our STEAM Studio partnership: