Michelle Vorce Designs
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Designing for STEAM

Designing for STEAM / / Art + Sci Initiative
co-created with Ki Lee and Allison Einolf

In partnership with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). 

Drawing inspiration from the landscape and ecology surrounding OMSI's Discovery Center located in Newport, Oregon, high school students were challenged to create a collaborative map. Hand-sewn toolkits organized mapping tools limited to non-digital and alternative processes for data collection, observational drawing, and recording. Understanding spatial relationships and interpreting ecological systems became subject and pushed students to think fundamentally beyond the screen. Together, students collaboratively iterated their findings to create a show piece that uncovered a sense of place. This work now serves as a successful case study modeling STEAM based curricula and presented to educators state-wide. 

 
 

Designing for STEAM / / Art + Sci Initiative

In partnership with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).


Drawing inspiration from the landscape and ecology surrounding OMSI's Discovery Center located in Newport, Oregon, high school students were challenged to create a map of newly explored territory. Hand-sewn toolkits organized mapping tools limited to non-digital and alternative processes for data collection, observational drawing, and recording. Understanding spatial relationships and interpreting ecological systems became subject and pushed students to think fundamentally beyond the screen. Together, students collaboratively iterated their findings to create a show piece that uncovered a sense of place. This work now serves as a successful case study modeling STEAM based curricula and presented to educators state-wide. 

 
 
 master designers toolkit

master designers toolkit

 integrating arts and ecology to take on a nature-tested design

integrating arts and ecology to take on a nature-tested design

 challenged to think fundamentally beyond the screen

challenged to think fundamentally beyond the screen

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 data collection fostered insights of marine life, coastal forests, and hands-on discovery

data collection fostered insights of marine life, coastal forests, and hands-on discovery

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 To ultimately uncover a sense of place

To ultimately uncover a sense of place