Archive for May, 2011

STEAM 2011

Saturday, May 21st, 2011


UBMS@NEIU hosted its first Science Technology Engineering Art/Architecture/Agriculture and Math (STEAM) Conference today. I taught how to make a maze videogame using Scratch (in an hour!) to about 40 middle and high school students. The kids were great. One kid who came in the morning session wanted to come back and make the game again. Another kid who could not have been more than 11 asked me, “What is this place?” When I told him it was a university, he said, “Can I go here one day?” and I was like, “TOTALLY,” and he was like “AWESOME!” That’s what it’s all about: Exposing first-generation college-bound students to math and science and the opportunity to go to college and getting them excited about it. Solid.