See two of the videos submitted to the Roebling Museum by the Technology Education and iSTEM majors from TCNJ, The College of New Jersey. Students worked in teams to design and develop four different ideas for hands-on STEAM activities with an architecture or engineering focus. They also researched the contributions of women in STEAM careers and fields of study, to give our program participants a sense of how women throughout time have impacted science, technology, engineering, arts/architecture/aesthetics, and mathematics.
In honor of National Engineers Week (February 18-24, 2018) and in honor of national Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February 22, 2018) TCNJ students visited the Roebling Museum for our Kids Create: Pillars, Rafters and Facades! STEM Saturdays event on Saturday, February 24th from 10am-4pm. We chose two of their cool activities for our visitors to participate in. They were a hit! The budding engineers and architects of the future who visited the museum for this program had an amazing time building their projects and learning STEAM concepts! Story-time with “Miss Rosie” (as in “the riveter”…) was also a huge success, as we shared stories written by author Andrea Beaty that encourage children to think and pursue STEAM!
We hope to see you and your junior engineers at the next Kids Create event on Saturday July 21, 2018! Stay tuned for project details and online preregistration.