TALES: Tinkering and Learning Engineering Stories is our most current project which investigates how stories can be integrated into informal STEM learning experiences for young children and their families. We are collaborating with long time partners the Chicago Children’s Musuem, Northwestern University and a new addition, Roosevelt University.
TRAEL:Tinkering Reflection and Engineering Learning is a museum-based project is funded by the National Science Foundation. It is focused on how children can learn about and develop an interest in engineering and science through engagement with their parents.
EEE: Engaging Engineering Experts is a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through its STEMeX initiative. It involves community experts providing engineering programs at Evanston Public Library and Chicago Children's Museum.
Past Projects: Our lab has investigated children's learning about engineering and science, and the role of parent-child conversations in a variety of ways; Children's Memory Study, Family Learning in Museums, and Learning with Objects. Past partners in these works include the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Children's Museum, and The Field Museum.