What is the Maker Movement & why is it important? By Margaret Honey, Author & CEO, New York Hall of Science

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Margaret Honey (Author & CEO, New York Hall of Science)


Margaret Honey talks about the Maker Movement and its goals. She discusses how the movement stresses the do it yourself approach to learning and creativity. According to Honey, her organization the New York Hall of Science recently sponsored the second largest Maker Fair with more than 900 makers and 100,000 visitors. Honey talks about how the fair provides an opportunity for the public to see innovation at work from fun creations to serious inventions.

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Margaret Honey

Author & CEO, New York Hall of Science

Dr. Margaret Honey joined the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) as President and CEO in November of 2008. Under her leadership, NYSCI has adopted Design, Make, Play as its signature strategy to promote STEM engagement and learning. The defining characteristics of these strategies – open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance – are the very ingredients that develop inspired and passionate STEM learners. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Columbia University and serves as a board member of the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee, the Scratch Foundation, the Concord Consortium, and Post University.

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