The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech is working with Roanoke County middle school students to create engaging museum experiences that showcase ideas to improve their communities and also integrate ideas from the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.
The work will be on display at the Science Museum of Western Virginia on February 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology’s IDEA Studio assisted with the progress of the projects. Researchers from the studio teamed up with teachers to work closely with approximately 50 Glenvar Middle School students, who were encouraged to identify problems within their community, explore potential solutions, and design meaningful ways to share this work with a public audience, crafting a compelling user experience.
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