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Maker & STEM

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A short presentation about my local STEM initiatives.

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Maker & STEM

  1. 1. Enjoying Or . . . how to pick and choose your volunteer time
  2. 2. My Background  Electronics Technologist  25+ years IT infrastructure experience  Our 2 children are now young adults  Former Cub Scout leader & soccer dad  Community volunteer I also manage several volunteer web sites, including Fraser Valley Scouts
  3. 3. My STEM Initiatives  Cub Scout Activities (computers, geocaching, ~2001)  VBS Science (3 years running)  Arduino workshops
  4. 4. Vacation Bible School  A week long ‘camp’ at a local church  50 youth across 4 age groups  I am the ‘Science guy’  Ages 3 through 12 For ‘Genesis’, we made primordial ooze
  5. 5. VBS Science Planning  More hands on, fewer demonstrations  Provide age appropriate activities  Have extra activities available  Minimize waiting in line  Generate enthusiasm
  6. 6. Scouts has a STEM Program www.scouts.ca/stem
  7. 7. Arduino Workshop  Developed and funded on my own  For Scouts in the Fraser Valley  Focused on ages 14 and up  Held 2 workshops so far  It was awesome!
  8. 8. Arduino Experiments  Turn on & fade LED’s  Use switch, joystick  Use a speaker, photo-resistor  Experiment! Google ‘Arduino slideshare Tuline’

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