SITE 2014: Digital Fabrication Technologies

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SIG Members,

We are on a roll here! Here is another presentation on “Building Multidisciplinary Connections: Intersections of Content, Creativity, and Digital Fabrication Technologies” from the SITE 2014 conference.

This symposium seeks to address how various digital fabrication technologies can be integrated for authentic experiential learning that nurtures creativity and fosters the development of multidisciplinary connections. With the unique ability to break down the traditional boundaries between disciplines, digital fabrication technology supports experiential learning by providing an opportunity for students to learn by design as they employ a variety of trans-disciplinary skills.

This symposium included a diverse group of presentations that discussed experiences that integrated digital fabrication technologies to create mathematically musical instruments, weave engineering design into science teaching, explore accessible high-tech design with open-source 3D printers and computing devices, facilitate positive changes in STEM attitudes and skills of pre-service teachers and students, and facilitate a unique community of practice within a makerspace at a secondary school.

1. Shaunna Smith, Texas State University, United States
2. Daniel Tillman, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
3. Punya Mishra, Michigan State University, United States
4. David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States
5. Curby Alexander, Texas Christian University, United States
6. Danah Henriksen, Michigan State University, United States
7. Rhonda Church, Texas State University, United States
8. Adam Goodman, Texas State University, United States