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The Maker Educator Convening is an annual gathering of maker education practitioners from all over the world, organized by Maker Ed. This year, the event will take place in Pittsburgh, PA, in collaboration with MuseumLab at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. We are committed to further exploring last year’s themes—equity, accessibility, and sustainability in maker education—over two full days of sharing, collaboration, and delicious food. We hope you will join us! To register and for more information, visit Maker Ed’s website.
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Sunday, October 13 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Fabricating Change: Improving Mental Wellness through Digital Fabrication

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Through this enlightening panel discussion, Intermediate Unit One and Chevron share how their partnership has improved behaviors and academics for students with mental health needs through project based learning utilizing digital fabrication.

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avatar for Lee Ann Wainwright

Lee Ann Wainwright

Policy, Government & Public Affairs Specialist, Chevron Appalachia
Lee Ann Wainwright is a Corporate Affairs Advisor for Chevron Appalachia. In addition to managing the company’s community affairs in West Virginia, Lee Ann leads the company's STEM education & Workforce Development investments across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. She was... Read More →
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Jim Denova

Vice President, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Jim Denova is Vice President of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and has primary responsibility for the Foundation’s Education agenda in West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania.  In addition, he directs several economic development projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania.Jim... Read More →
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Joe Mahoney

Director of Mental Health, IU1
2008 Graduate of Duquesne University, Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Psychology and English and received master of social work (MSW) with mental health certificate from University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Worked in the mental health field for 12 years, serving as an outpatient therapist... Read More →
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Don Martin

Assistant Executive Director, Intermediate Unit 1
Donald Martin is the Executive Director of Intermediate Unit 1. Prior to this, he held the position of Assistant Executive Director for the past eight years. He began his career in education as an elementary teacher where he spent 12 years in the classroom. He has been an administrator... Read More →


Sunday October 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
NOVA Place: Executive Room