DesignIT Studio

DesignIT Studio

SUMMARY

160 minority middle school students in Fort Worth, Texas are building fluency with IT by designing electronic gadgets and creating interactive programs.


DESCRIPTION

The DesignIT Studios youth-based project creates four IT studio sites to work with 160 7th and 8th grade students. The four project sites—a central site at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, sites at each of two Boys and Girls Club branches, and a site at an area school—infuse digital technology and science, math, and engineering concepts into a creative art studio environment. Projects, springing from the children’s own cultural backgrounds and interests, incorporate commonplace materials with digital media to naturally create fluency in IT. Partners of this project include Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Fort Worth Independent School District, and TCU.

WEBSITES



VIEW RELATED CONTENT »
PROJECT MEMBERS

Principal Investigator(s): 


PROJECT DETAILS

Award Number: 

0322665

PROJECT DURATION:

2003 - 2008

Category: 

Organization(s): 

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Fort Worth, TX

Project Work State: 

Discipline: 

Project Participant(s): 

Project Grade Span: 

Geographic Location(s): 

Project Status: 

Expired