Virginia Career View’s Kindergarten to College

Virginia Tech graduate students lead hands-on workshop for visiting 5th graders

Students of the IDEAStudio special study course, “Bridging the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities through Creative Technologies,” collaborated to deliver three one-hour workshops for elementary students during the spring 2012 semester. Participants in the course used the workshops to test progressive iterations of their Change Over Time project, which encourages students to visualize science concepts and create artistic representations of those concepts using a single sheet of paper. This project is for the Spring 2012 term.

Maker Camp

What do design, DIY, robotics, engineering, and music all have in common? They all combine to create the successful ingredients for ICAT’s first ever Maker camp! On July 30, 2012, ICAT studio heads, researchers, and graduate students welcomed nearly thirty middle and high school-aged students to a week long camp designed to harness students’ creativity and encourage them to act on their curiosity.

K2C

A team that loves to create

Virginia Tech graduate students lead hands-on workshop for visiting 5th graders through Virginia Career View’s Kindergarten to College program.

Science Museum of Western Virginia

One Market Square SE, 4th Floor
Roanoke, VA  24011
540.342.5710 | frontdesk@smwv.org

Current projects underway from Virginia Tech to be featured are:

Dense Space - Paola Zellner and Charles Nichols - Dense Space is a responsive audiovisual environment. It explores the use of linear fibre material to generate forms that in their interplay with light and motion densify the space, increasing its presence, and augmenting the experience of space. It is accompanied by Charles Nichols' composition, Beyond the Dark. Cinemacraft - Ico Bukvic - Cinemacraft is an interactive exhibit that allows the user to see his or her mirror image in the version of a Minecraft avatar. A Kinect will allow the avatar to mirror the user's body and facial movements. There will be multiple screens displaying alternate views of the production. Reimagining the planetarium – specialists in audio, video, and spatial design are collaborating to reimagine the planetarium.

ICAT and the Science Museum of Western Virginia partnership

ICAT and the Science Museum of Western Virginia have forged a unique relationship to support the pathway of university research to public engagement at the museum. The partnership includes the joint production of the Virginia Tech Science Festival long-term museum exhibits from Virginia Tech stakeholders workshops and camps at the museum from Virginia Tech faculty and staff internships at the Museum for Virginia Tech students collaborative space design by Museum and Virginia Tech staff

Join us for the next partnership meeting.

Virginia Tech faculty and staff are invited to shape the partnership. Join us for the next partnership meeting. Contact Phyllis Newbill (pnewbill@vt.edu) for the schedule. Got an idea for an exhibit? Tell us a little about it. Contact Phyllis Newbill (pnewbill@vt.edu) with questions or ideas, or use the Google form. We’d love to hear from you!