Virginia Children's Engineering Convention - Logo 22nd Annual Virginia Children's Engineering Convention - February 8-9, 2018 - Roanoke Virginia
Keynote Speakers

Keynote, Thursday, February 8.

photo of speaker Liza Stark

Liza Stark is an designer and educator based in New York. Her work combines techniques, tools, and approaches from craft, textiles and technology to explore the role of materiality in learning and the impact of hybrid spaces on identity formation. She is obsessed with building toolkits and designing modular frameworks; exchanging knowledge in open, accessible ways; and creating inquiry-based learning spaces through play.

She has worked with numerous organizations and companies to design STEM and STEAM-focused learning experiences. Her most recent quest was at littleBits as Senior Manager of Learning + Engagement. Prior to that, she was a game designer at the Institute of Play where she had the privilege of embedding in a NYC public middle school to collaboratively design games with teachers and students.

Other past adventures include hosting a web series on DIY electronics for families; facilitating EDesign Labs, a teacher-designer residency incubator; and co-founding gadgITERATION, a series of student-centered, hands-on workshops focused on creative engagement with electronics. She currently teaches in the MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons The New School for Design.




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