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Karthik Ramani invited to speak at NSF workshop

Professor Karthik Ramani will give an invited talk at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in a workshop "Engineering and the Maker Movement: Intersection and Opportunities", on Thursday, July 24, in Washington, D.C.

The purpose is to inform NSF about intersections and opportunities between the Maker Movement and the field of engineering. He will address and discuss new skills that colleges can impart embedded as a part of the formal and informal learning and how making embedded in a broader context can empower students. He will also describe and demonstrate how today's engineers are creating technologies that can enable making from toys to gesture controlled platforms that enable construction and learning.

The workshop has speakers such as Tom Kalil (Deputy Director Policy for White House for Science and Technology Policy) and several leaders of the makers movement such as Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media, and other leaders from America Makes, TechShop, NOVALabs, and New York Hall of Science presenting.