STELAR Webinar Series: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education

In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker community.

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An NSF Summary of the EAGER Maker Summit

STELAR hosted NSF Program Officer Robert Russell and Einstein Fellow Brenda Carpenter in the final webinar on the 2018 EAGER Maker Summit. The presentation provided an overview of NSF's commitment to making, reviewed key highlights from the December meeting, and provided a recap of the previous four webinars in our series.


STELAR Webinar: National Science Foundation Funding for Maker Education Projects

On May 30, 2019 STELAR hosted NSF Program Officer Robert Russell for a webinar that shared information about NSF Maker initiatives and NSF funded work in the Maker Education field.

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STELAR Maker Webinar - Partnerships & Broadening Participation

In this webinar, learn about individual and group strategies that can help to support your work - current and future. Presenters will  highlight both Making Partnerships and Broadening Participation. Essential for most projects, strong partnerships are key to Making because of the scope of outcomes and the distributed expertise present across individuals. In addition to supporting these partnerships, NSF is committed to broadening the participation of those underrepresented in STEM.


STELAR Webinar: Maker - Research & Evaluation

Webinar 3 - Research & Evaluation

During this webinar we will examine the challenges in designing assessments and measuring cognitive and non-cognitive learning outcomes in a maker-based project.


Jennifer Albert, Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Cynthia Tananis, University of Pittsburgh
David Reider, Education Design


Date: Tuesday, April 30 from 1-2 pm ET


STELAR Webinar: Maker - Process and Pedagogy

This webinar will discuss how making looks like across different settings such as higher education, informal learning environments, and schools with high and low tech. The focus of the discussion will be pedagogical practices, practical challenges, and opportunities to broaden and sustain the participation of people with diverse backgrounds in Making. The presenters will highlight different aspect(s) of their projects relevant to the discussion.


Maker Webinar - Workforce Development

Make the Force be With You: Workforce Development through Making

Participants learned how their research in making is related to workforce development as a broader impact or as a direct intervention. This webinar examined how skills developed in making relate to imminent workforce needs. Presenters also discussed the need for longitudinal K-12 systemic preparation for STEM work and learning fields, and the connection between making and the future STEM workforce.



EAGER Maker Summit Video Day 2: Envisioning Groups Report to NSF

This is the final video from the NSF EAGER Maker Summit. At the close of day two, each thematic group provided a report-out to an NSF panel featuring Evan Heit, the director of the Division of Research on Learning (DRL), and NSF Program Directors Ellen McCallie and Robert Russell.


EAGER Maker Summit Video Day 2 Part 1

EAGER Maker Summit Video Day 1