Makerspaces, Fab Labs & STEM Labs: Safer Designs and Practices! Webinar

When: May 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm CDT
Platform: https://zoom.us/j/464575079

Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and STEM Labs have become more common in schools and community centers. These instructional spaces that were traditionally reserved for science laboratories and school shops are now being found in libraries, media centers, hybrid classroom/labs, and other places. This poses a number of risks because of the amalgam of hazardous tools, equipment, and chemicals inherent within these instructional spaces. STEM laboratory safety specialists, Dr. Ken Roy and Dr. Tyler Love, will answer safety questions and discuss content from their latest NSELA and NSTA recommended book, “Safer Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and STEM Labs: A Collaborative Guide!”. Topics to be discussed include: A brief overview of legal standards, instructor and administrator duties, more engaging methods for teaching safety, required safety controls, a broad overview of some critical biological/chemical/physical safety hazards, the planning and renovation process, recommended areas and equipment within a makerspace or lab, and examples of makerspace and lab designs.

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2019 Summer Leadership Institute, June 23 - 26, 2019 

Theme: Ocean, Space & Citizen Science


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821


  • Using Citizen Science Projects in the Classroom
  • Science Communication- Climate Change
  • Bring in the Informal Science Connections and Scientist



Online registration closes June 18, 2019.

(Now - June 17, 2019)
   Onsite Registration
   (June 23 - 26, 2019)
Member Rate           $385   $430
Non Member Rate*        $440    $485

*Non member rates include one-year NSELA membership

**Conference fees Include 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches!

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Let's Help Every Student Succeed With STEM

NSTA, in collaboration with 100kin10 and other key STEM leaders, has developed a new campaign designed to ensure that STEM and science/STEM teachers are a focus of the new federal education law at the state and local levels.


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