Special Guest Talk (8 Dec 2016)

A Systemic Analysis of Making in College, a pathway to STEM with a community approach


(Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2016 Guest Talk)




• Dr. Sharon Lynn Chu

Assistant Professor, Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University


• Dr. Francis Quek

Professor, Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University


Language: English


Date & Time: 8 December 2016 (Thursday) 3:45 – 5:15pm


Venue: Sino Building UG06, The Chinese University of Hong Kong





Technologies such as 3D printing and open source electronics and programming have given rise to the Maker movement that enables broad participation in innovation and production. Because Making integrates many threads of knowledge from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), there is excitement in its use in education. However, the nature of Making is based on hands-on projects, exploration and discovery, creativity and peer learning, which run counter to most frameworks of formal schooling. Thus, the majority of Making initiatives to date have taken place in informal settings such as libraries, summer camps, and afterschool programs. Dr Francis QUEK and Dr Sharon Lynn CHU would present their experiences integrating Making in the curriculum. Results have so far shown that curriculum-aligned Making in the classroom can positively impact students’ confidence and interest in science, and can lead them to see themselves as possible scientists and engineers in their future careers.



For details and registration, please visit:   http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/new/1617-s1-09.htm




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