Research


iAM: A free, two-week summer camp for middle school girls. This project focused on the impact of arts-integrated instruction on participants’ visual reasoning ability, mathematical understanding, mathematical performance, self-efficacy toward mathematics, and interest in related careers. Read the girls’ iAM blog and see what they were up to.


Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 7.58.24 PMMaker Camp at Centro: A free DIY makerspace for kids of all ages that met Fridays throughout the summer at the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.  Through exploring high tech and low tech tools and materials, this project explored the impact of open-ended creative makerspace environments on participants’ self-efficacy as a learner and as a creative individual.

 


PUBLICATIONS
Smith, S. (2014). 3D printing: Where art & technology collide. Trends in Art Education. 17-23.