The IDEAS Maker Program is a curriculum for an informal maker program that engages middle school students with a range of abilities in engineering design activities. It culminates in a project based on their own interests, which they create with a computer-aided design software called TinkerCAD and print on a 3D printer. The program is based on the Make Academy summer camp, held at New York Hall of Science’s Makerspace. With funding from the National Science Foundation, a collaborative team redesigned that museum-based program so that it could be run in schools by teachers. The design team included:


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Education Development Center, New York Hall of Science, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU Steinhardt, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Nest Program
90 pp