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The STEAM Innovation Laboratory: Beyond the Makerspace Paradigm

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JCMST Volume 39, Number 4, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The NASA Goddard STEAM Innovation Laboratory is a Makerspace approach to bringing NASA’s universe of knowledge into educational spaces around the country and to increase scientific literacy and interest in STEAM careers. Through a series of stations specializing in virtual reality, electronics, mobile sensors and 3-D fabrication, we have succeeded in impacting over 82,000 educators and students, along with 1.6 million social media participants. Our impact analysis reveals that participants gain a lasting knowledge of our STEAM content from this hands-on experience.

Citation

Cline, T., Odenwald, S., Davis, H., Stephenson, B., Mirel, P., Boyer, K. & Sasser, L. (2020). The STEAM Innovation Laboratory: Beyond the Makerspace Paradigm. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 39(4), 291-313. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 25, 2021 from .