On September 10, the GW Innovation Center (GWIC), working in partnership with Georgetown University’s MakerHub, kicked off a pilot STEAM class at ArtReach GW. During the class, middle schoolers explored how batteries work and practiced using a multimeter to understand voltage and resistance.
ArtReach GW provides after-school fine arts education for Washington, DC’s broader Wards 7 and 8 communities and for some students from nearby Prince George’s County, and it aspires to be a cornerstone for community engagement through visual arts-based work. GWIC’s Dr. Erica Wortham is providing support teaching for the STEAM class, led by Georgetown MakerHub instructor Ronald Henderson, who is passionate about teaching young students the basics of how science and technology work.
GWIC’s motivation for the program is to create an outlet for community engagement for GWIC and SEAS that is interdisciplinary, looking at the many ways engineering and arts can improve life through learning and doing. For more information or to volunteer, contact the GW Innovation Center.