STEAM Labs (formerly Rube Goldbergineering) is the focus of our third and final pre-VAMPY podcast. From the class description: “People around the world now design and build Rube Goldberg®-style machines to satisfy society’s fascination with the creative contraptions. Apply the engineering design process to construct STEAM Machines™ (chain reaction machines that run on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math concepts) using everyday objects and technology such as motors, sensors, and micro-controllers. You will learn real-world engineering skills, gain experience with systems thinking and multi-team collaboration, and start exploring pathways to better understand careers in engineering.”
In this episode of the Innovation Update, Josh talks with STEAM Labs instructor Dr. Nielsen Pereira about what students can expect in his class and why the arts are a vital addition to STEM.