Dreaming Big and a Friend Helps

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The process of writing lesson plans incorporating micro sensors and micro energy harvesters proved a huge challenge. Finding a way to work in the concepts, programming and applications in a Biology class pushed me to the limits. Thank you ASSIST Center (https://assist.ncsu.edu/) and Kenan Fellows for pushing me outside my comfort zone.

My experiences during the Kenan Fellowship, combined with this week’s Ed Foo event, have me yearning to create a makerspace for my school. Students can work in the makerspace to create solutions to problems using Arduinos, Lily Pads and nano-sensors. Teachers can integrate the design and creation process, and the resulting products, into our broader curricular requirements.

Dare I dream to model Vernon Malone’s makerspace after the makerspace at D.H. Hill Library {https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/d-h-hill-makerspace) at North Carolina State University? Well, H E double hockey sticks, yes! Dream big or go home!

Oh, by the way. When taking on challenges and slaying dragons, its good to have a canine companion waiting for you at home. Here’s my stress reducer, frisbee companion and friend Zoey.

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