logo-iridescent-300x133ir·i·des·cent

/ˌirəˈdes(ə)nt/

adjective

showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles.

synonyms: luminous, glittering, dazzling

 

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is thrilled to announce that Iridescent will also be at this year’s DTLA Mini-Maker Faire. Iridescent is a leading science and engineering education (STEM) non-profit that inspires and equips underserved young people to solve big problems. Through both their Curiosity Machine and Technovation programs, Iridescent is proud to say they have served more than 60, 000 participants.

Curiosity Machine’s focus is empowering young minds to develop problem solving skills through hands-on design and engineering projects, such as building a crane that uses simple machines and mechanical advantage to move heavy objects, or creating a circuit that has no metal wires and uses at least three different conductors. Their open-ended design challenges can be built using simple, recycled, and inexpensive materials. Children, young people and parents learn how to apply the engineering design process, and in doing so, develop curiosity, creativity and perseverance through the many challenges and activities on the Curiosity Machine (CM) platform.

Iridescent believes in the importance of promoting STEM related activities and diverse topics to develop 21st century learning skills in young people. On October 28, 2016, Iridescent’s very own CEO and founder, Tara Chklovski, spoke at The White House’s Conference for Inclusive STEAM Education for Youth of Color.  In addition to partnering with LAPL, Iridescent also partners  with organizations all over the United States including the Chicago Public Library System, Boeing, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

They really are making STEM more luminous, glittery, and dazzling for our communities worldwide! We are excited to see what they have to share with us at the 2016 DTLA Mini-Maker Faire.

For more information about them, check out their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKdGDVDRGeY&feature=youtu.be

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