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WE (Women Entrepreneurs) MAKE – An Interactive Design & Entrepreneurship Event
Sat, Nov 02nd, 2019 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
South Tech MAKES is proud to offer the fourth annual WE (Women Entrepreneurs) MAKE, an interactive event exposing fifth through ninth graders to the maker movement and the power of design and entrepreneurship. Participants will have the opportunity to join in two hands-on creative workshops and learn from inspiring women who are transforming our world and St. Louis through their careers that blur art, design and entrepreneurship. This event is free and open to the public. Fifth through ninth graders from St. Louis area schools are eligible to participate in workshops; registration is required and space is limited. Register here: W.E. MAKE Registration Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 10 am – 1 pm South Technical High School, Room D105, 12721 West Watson Rd, Sunset Hills, MO 63127 EVENT ITINERARY Welcome: 10:00-10:10 Session 1: 10:10-11:00 A- Re-Design Challenge (Jenny Murphy) B- Moonshot (Erin Tyree) C- Furniture Design – Limit 8 (Tia Bible) 10 Minute Snack Break Ice Cream Social: 11:10-11:50 Share ice cream with workshop leaders and learn about sponsoring organizations. Session 2: 12:00-12:50 A- Bridge Engineering (Makers) B- Laser Tags (Makers) C- Heavy Metal Pets (Makers) 12:50-1:00 Conclusion WORKSHOP LEADERS Jenny Murphy is a St. Louis-based artist, social entrepreneur, and the Executive Director of Perennial. Through a broad artistic practice that encompasses community arts, interactive installations, sculpture, and design, Murphy proposes sustainable, educational, whimsical, and thought-provoking solutions to the negative effects of mass consumption on our environment and our communities. Jenny holds a BFA with a focus in sculpture from The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University, is a 2011 RAC Community Arts Training Fellow, and has received the 2012 Riverfront Times Mastermind Award, was selected for ALIVE Magazine’s 2013 BuzzList, and featured as a part of the 2013 Generation Now in St. Louis Magazine. Erin Tyree is the Program Manager for the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis. She studied physics in college at Michigan State University before studying Science Education at Washington University. Erin chose a career in science outreach because she loves kids and her favorite part of learning science is getting to explain what she’s learned to others. At Challenger, she develops new science activities and coordinates the other staff that lead educational programs. She enjoys contemplating physics during activities such as bike riding, mentoring, eating, and supporting public radio. Her favorite constellation is Cassiopeia. Tia Bible is a designer, educator and St. Louis native who developed an interest in the arts very early in life. It began with a love for and training in dance at the age of 3 and years later carried over into design and manufacturing after high school. Tia earned a BFA in Interior Design from Maryville University, a certification of specialization in Construction Management, and an MFA in Furniture Design & Manufacturing from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Tia’s work regarding green furniture and upcycling was shown at the annual London Design Festival during grad school and she was the sole designer responsible for original furniture and decorative accessories collections for Soft Surroundings here in St. Louis. Currently, Tia is the lead teaching artist developing a new Art in Engineering apprenticeship program with St. Louis Artworks. She also owns a fitness apparel company and the cupcake catering company YumYumDelish.