Dodson, Leslie Lynn
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
Interactive Qualifying Project
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