Faculty Advisor

Dodson, Leslie Lynn

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert


Our team worked with ARKA, a youth center, to develop a STEAM based mobile library for rural and peri-urban communities within the Shkodër Region of Northern Albania. We developed a series of hands-on STEAM activities and piloted them with students between 4th and 12th grade. Our goal was to observe how well the activities conveyed educational content and fostered social and interpersonal skills. In pilot tests with 93 students, we found that students were receptive to STEAM principles by applying hands-on learning techniques while using interpersonal skills. We hope this project contributes to the development of a mobile library that provides books and STEAM activities in the context of a broader community engagement initiative.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project