Morphing Matter for Girls

Harshika Jain, Alisha Collins, Melinda Chen, Lining Yao
2022 Creativity and Cognition  
Morphing Matter (MM) is an emerging multidisciplinary field that combines material science and digital fabrication. It empowers people to engineer materials that respond to a specific energy or stimuli and transform its shape or other characteristics such as stiffness, opacity, and phase. This poster introduces creative pathways with MM to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, sparking interest in the field. We share our experience designing a set of
more » ... learning tools that introduce novices to MM by fabricating morphing artifacts triggered by water. Further, we present a pilot MM workshop highlighting our reflections on designing learning experiences to foster high-school-aged girls' curiosity and interest in STEM. CCS CONCEPTS • Human-centered computing → Human computer interaction (HCI); Interactive systems and tools; User interface toolkits.
doi:10.1145/3527927.3535211 fatcat:jlupcj5yzzaprkfk3en32f5hky