Science Venture has been delivering hands-on STEM education for 31 years. Supported through the faculties of Engineering, Science, and Education, our MakerLab is located in the Science - Education wing of the MacLaurin Building. We invite you to come spend time in our facility, discuss how our Makerspace works, and find ways you can include maker-space concepts at your school, or improve your existing maker lab. We are excited to compare notes, best practices, and generate new ideas for all.
We will also be sure to include the opportunity to “level up” some skills, depending on the group composition and interest. This could be practice with 3D modeling, peripherals for Micro:bits, “EcoSTEM” content, or other such as pure-science. Educators will be able to take home lesson plans from a variety of STEM content.
Complimentary parking and snacks provided.
This session is full.
Dave is the Director, Youth STEM Outreach, for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Victoria. In this capacity he oversees the Science Venture program - a program supported by the faculties of Engineering and Computer Science, Science, and Education. Previous to this role he was the Manager of Programs at Science Venture - often referred to as "day to day Dave." An educator by profession, he has always been interested in experiential education, having a background in outdoor ed. He also likes exploring wild places and really big books.
Krystyn is the Manager of Programs at Science Venture. Krystyn has been a part of the UVic community for several years and filled many roles - she first earned her B.Sc in Biochemistry in 2014 and since then she has worked for Science Venture (as an Instructor), Occupational Health & Safety, the Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology and Chemistry and the Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC). More recently, she completed her M.Sc in Chemistry at the University of Alberta. Her strong background in STEM and deep understanding of labs brings great things to our Makerspace.