For five Trinity students, STEAM isn’t simply science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. To these Rocks, STEAM is all about making a difference in someone’s life. Recently, the University of Louisville hosted the Design the Future STEAM camp. This was the first time this camp has been held in Louisville, and Trinity STEAM teacher, Steve Hammer, served as the Lead Design Facilitator.
Hammer describes the opportunity in front of the 24 local teens, including five current Trinity Rocks.
Over the course of this week, I have had the amazing opportunity to facilitate an engineering opportunity for 24 local teens. Five of those are our current Trinity guys. The premise of Design the Future is to teach students empathetic design and allow them to create a life changing product for their project partner. Groups have been paired with a person with a disability from the Center for Accessible Living.
Each of the groups met with their partners on several occasions and designed different resolution prototypes to gain valuable feedback and each group presented a high resolution prototype at the University of Louisville’s Speed School.
Way to go, Rocks!
Check out the groups with their partners designing their prototypes!
There is still time to sign up for Mr. Hammer’s two summer camp opportunities in July!