Meet young maker Sophia and shop for a variety of expertly machine sewn creations including Kitchen Towel Turtles and Triangle Purses. In addition, Sophia will be one of several students demonstrating how polyhedra shapes are made. During the day she will also have Origami Polyhedra lighted figures for sale.
Students from the ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School will be showcasing STEM Project Based Learning (PBL) projects that they created in their PBL elective classes like Math Explorations and Electronics, as well as STEM exhibits that ASPIRE and Connolly 7th grade Honors Science students created as part of the AZ SciTech Festival's Geeks' Night Out Event. The Math Explorations PBL teacher along with several of her students would like to present on Origami and Polyhedra as part of N-Compass. They will be exhibiting completed 3D models of complex polyhedra and showing visitors how to construct their own 3D models. They will also be selling packets of paper and lights for guests who do not have materials at home.
ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School
Sam Goldinger is a high school student and a self-taught foil sculptor who has been engaging with the world of art since he was three years old. All of his sculptures are created from a single piece of aluminum foil, without any use of tearing, cutting or gluing; each sculpture takes Sam approximately ten to fifteen minutes to create. The figures widely range in size, from smaller creatures to giant squids, dragons and even dinosaurs! Sam has given demonstrations at the Arizona State Fair for the last three years in both the Fine Arts and Home Arts divisions, and has pieces on display at Archway Classical Academy Chandler as well as Chandler Preparatory Academy.
Young Maker Garrett Lee Haynie has been crafting glass lampwork beads for 3 years, and is selling his creations this year at the age of eleven for the Maker Fest. For every bead purchased, a bead will be donated to the Beads of Courage cancer patient program.