What is the CREATE Lab Satellite Network?
CREATE, part of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, stands for the Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment Lab. The CREATE Lab Satellite Network engages educators and local communities in the development and dissemination of cutting edge technologies and innovative approaches to learning and teaching.
In partnership with nine universities in four states, CMU CREATE Lab and innovation partner BirdBrain Technologies bring technology fluency to communities in locally relevant ways.
An outreach team at each university acts as a CREATE Lab Satellite, sharing and supporting CREATE Lab projects in their community through teacher professional development, pre-service teacher training and graduate education programs. Satellites serve as a local hub educators can turn to for guidance, equipment and resource lending, and other support.
Since 2012, CREATE Lab Carlow Satellite work has been jointly
sponsored by Dr. Rae Ann Hirsh, Carlow University faculty member
and program director of the Early Education Program
, and Mrs.
Suzanne Ament, Campus School teacher.
Satellite Technologies available in the Campus School and
Finches, Hummingbird kits, Cardboards, Gigpan, SPECK Air Filter,
new Flutter Circuit Blocks, iPads
Carlow University CREATE Lab Community Engagement:
- STEAM Showcase
- STEM Day at Lincoln Elementary School
- Preschool STEM Literacy Day
- NIST Conference for Middle School Science Teachers CONTEXT
- South Hills Cub Scout Partnership
Campus School CREATE Lab Technology Infusion Examples:
- 2nd grade "Electric City" project is the first application of CIP
circuits. Students create community buildings and then electrify
- 4th grade Duckie World is a project of our primary World Language
program. Students build an environment with features of a city in
their target language and employ electrification using a few
different tools including handmade circuits
- 5th grade Culture in Motion project using Hummingbirds
- 7th grade Poetry in Motion project using Hummingbirds