Published on 1/20/2016 6:00:00 AM
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) EdD student Rabiah Harris received a grant from the #IAMCREATIVE Foundation
to create a tech-minded fashion course, titled Urban Tech Fashionistas. It will be a combination of an after-school program that teaches kids to work with modern technology devices and a second course that focus on fashion. Harris is a science teacher at Kelly Miller Middle School in Washington, DC.
"The fashionistas will learn 3D modeling and printing, how to use and create with e-textiles and Arduino programming," said Harris, who is also an MAT graduate. "My hope is that they will continue to push me to introduce new technologies and be empowered to learn some on their own."
In addition to Harris, #IAMCREATIVE Foundation is offering four other grants to winners, between $2,500 and $15,000, to help kickstart creative projects by women, ages 13 and up. The foundation received nearly 400 applications.