Jun 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Pacific
What You'll Do:
The name Rube Goldberg immediately conjures up images of fun, wacky contraptions that take a long path to a simple task. Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist and an inspiration to millions, and his legacy lives on through competitions and challenges held around the world.
Our June 2 Community Conversations will feature Jennifer George, Rube’s granddaughter, and the manager of the Rube Goldberg Institute. She will talk about all things Rube and lead the conversation about the value of contraption building in education. Bring your own stories and pictures and join the conversation.
What is Included:
- Access to discussion forums and community groups
- Post-event access to session recordings
About your Facilitator:The world’s foremost expert on all things Rube Goldberg — Jennifer George, his granddaughter, is the Chief Creative Officer of the Rube Goldberg Institute (RGI) and has led this effort since 2007. She oversees all aspects of her grandfather’s estate. Jennifer has conceived and developed a new generation of cultural events and educational projects, often linking the fields of art, science, technology, and entertainment in visionary ways. Under her watch, The Institute manages annual competitions, traveling exhibitions, and produces books, product licensing, merchandising, and entertainment opportunities that enhance the brand, all of which promotes its mission of equity and access in STEM and arts education.
Godwyn Morris is the Director of two programs in New York City, Dazzling Discoveries, a STEAM education center for grade school age children and Skill Mill NYC a maker space and digital fabrication studio for adults and teens. She is also the inventor of Dazzlinks Cardboard Engineering kits and Engineering with Paper, downloadable packets. Godwyn has been working and creating with educators and children for more than 20 years. She is an advocate of making, mixing, trying, testing and playing, all with the aim of teaching creative thinking and problem solving skills to kids and adults. She works with hundreds of students and teachers every year in classes, camps and professional development workshops. Her expertise is helping educators bridge the gap between teaching content and expanding hands on exploration.Follow them at: