1. Stacey Forsyth
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacey-forsyth-8595b99/
  3. Director, CU Science Discovery
  5. University of Colorado Boulder
  1. Bridget Dalton
  2. http://www.colorado.edu/education/bridget-dalton
  3. Associate Professor
  5. University of Colorado Boulder
  1. Kathryn Penzkover
  2. STEM Outreach and Education Professional
  4. University of Colorado Boulder
  1. Tom Yeh
  2. Assistant Professor
  4. University of Colorado Boulder

Designing Tactile Picture Books: Critical Making in Libraries to Broaden Part...

NSF Awards: 1615247

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Informal / multi-age

The Build a Better Book project engages underrepresented tweens and teens in STEM through the design and fabrication of multi-modal books, games, STEM graphics and other media. The project integrates storytelling, composition and communication with a variety of Maker tools and technologies, including paper engineering and mechanics, 3D design and printing, laser cutting, and circuitry and sound. Through the project, youth develop technology skills and learn about STEM careers as they collaboratively work in library Makerspaces to design and create inclusive media that can be seen, felt and heard.

We are very interested in connecting with others who are working to engage youth in community Makerspaces, as well as those working to make technology more accessible for all. If you are interested in learning more about the project or getting involved, please reach out to our team or visit us online at buildabetterbook.org.   

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