Evergreen Teacher Presents at Shanghai STEM Fair

Lindsey Own, coordinator of Evergreen's BIG Lab makerspace, is back from a week at the international STEM Fair in Shanghai, China. Lindsey presented a featured talk titled "Explicitly Building Engineering Mindsets with Young Children," in which she shared Evergreen's story from 2012, when we first began discussing the possibility of creating a makerspace, to today, when every student in the school applies their academic learning and engineering skills in the BIG Lab. She also facilitated a workshop titled "Growing STEM Mindsets with Simple Materials," where families visiting the STEM fair built mechanical pistons out of cardboard.