Design and Maker Class Colloquium

4 August 2017 Windward School Los Angeles, California What a fun conference!  Dorothy Lee and James Bologna of Windward School headed up a two day conference for educators, all about Making in schools.  I was sorry to miss AnnMarie Thomas the first day who delivered the first keynote.…

Quin's Engineering Camp

August 3, 2017 Arroyo Grande, CA I held the first "Quin's Engineering Camp" during the Arroyo Grande Recreation Department Summer Camp for kids, K-6th grade.  With my friends, Hoang Le, Grace Yribarren, Jared Loayza, and Cesare Cacitti, my maker friend from Italy, I taught 8 one hour long activities…

Get Launched with Microchip and the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

8 June 2017 UC San Diego La Jolla, CA I was invited by Microchip to participate in their first "Get Launched with the Freedom to Innovate" in partnership with the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.  It was a conference for professionals as well as UCSD engineering students…

STEAM Week at Ocean View Elementary School

May 24, 2017 Ocean View Elementary School Arroyo Grande, CA For the second year, I was invited to visit the one hundred fourth graders at Ocean View Elementary during their STEAM week in May.  My presentation, "Be a Maker," encouraged them to make.  I also went…

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

May 19 -21, 2017 San Mateo, CA   The 12th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area was another great Maker experience.  This year was different, as I was not in a booth - I wandered around aimlessly and saw all my favorite Makers and all of their very cool…

Maker Faire Bay Area: Missions for Makers

20 May 2017 Maker Faire Bay Area San Mateo, California I was honored to be invited to the Missions for Makers presentation at Maker Faire Bay Area, and to be interviewed by Dale Dougherty, CEO and founder of Maker Media.  It was a gathering of very cool makers just…

The Qduino Mini and the Open Source Oceanographic Community

Dr. Andrew David Thaler is a deep-sea ecologist and population geneticist currently at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He incorporated the Qduino Mini in his Open CTD project (Conductivity, temperature, and depth), an affordable, open-source robot that can replace a very expensive piece of equipment commonly used in oceanographic…

Feature in "Inventor's Challenge Playbook"

I was featured in the "Inventor's Challenge Playbook" for a competition sponsored by AT&T's Imagination Foundation, the Inventor's Challenge. It is for kids around the world, from pre-K to 12th grade.…