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Saturday, October 20 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Incorporating Empathy in the Making Process

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At The Tech Museum of Innovation, we have been increasingly incorporating empathy into our making and engineering design challenge experiences, and exploring it as a way to increase engagement amongst our diverse audience. Join us for a discussion on empathy-driven STEM activities, as well as our active evaluation projects studying the effects of narrative, storytelling, and empathy on girls' engagement with STEM. Then, get hands-on with us and see how we’ve incorporated these practices into our popular Design for All workshop, as we share inexpensive tools that aid students in experiencing virtual reality and the design process, where students take on the issue of creating more inclusive playgrounds.

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Gretchen Kirkpatrick

School Content Developer, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Gretchen Kirkpatrick is the School Content Developer at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA. As part of the the learning team, Gretchen focuses on providing hands-on, experiential learning to inspire the innovator in everyone. She develops activities and lessons to engage... Read More →
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Prinda Wanakule

Director of Experience Development & Prototyping, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Prinda Wanakule is the Director of Experience Development & Prototyping at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA. She leads a creative, multidisciplinary team of experience developers, experimenting with new modes of community-focused museum engagement, across the disciplines... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Large Group Greeting Room (fits 50 people, GROUND FLOOR)