Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
AR Girls is a NSF funded research project designed to support teenage girls with an interest in art to develop science communication skills through digital interactive art. Working with project partners from the University of Maryland, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin, MMSA will design a program for 16 girls ages 12-16 to create an Augmented Reality (AR) place-based tour about a science topic relevant to the local community. The experience will be designed using the ARIS software. The pilot program began summer of 2018 at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, ME.
During November through December we will be recruiting for two new art orgs to join the team.
What do the AR Girls do: The program begins with a 2-week summer intensive and continues through the fall with weekly meetings when the girls will plan a showcase of their AR experience, then continue to meet and practice ways to take their new skills and connections out into the world, as design professionals would do in their careers. This project aims to identify and explore ways to support teen girls’ interest in science, and open new career pathways.
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This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #1657217. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.