STEM Café: Retail Renaissance: Virtual Reality, Omnichannel Retailing and Other Emerging Trends in Shopping
Name: STEM Café: Retail Renaissance: Virtual Reality, Omnichannel Retailing and Other Emerging Trends in Shopping
Date: December 3, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
STEAM Learning is Alive! IT’S ALIVE! Using Frankenstein and Hands-On Activities to Spark STEAM Learning With STEM Read and Kiersten White, author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the mother of all science fiction novels. This novel tells the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist obsessed with the idea of creating life. His experiments with the reanimation of dead tissue lead to his creation of a giant man with the capacity for speech, reason, and rage. The book explores science, creation, ethics, love, madness, and more. Although Shelley published the book 200 years ago, Frankenstein has captured the imaginations of countless storytellers and scientists and inspired everything from the first horror movie to the first portable, battery-operated pacemaker. Most recently, Frankenstein and the life of Mary Shelley inspired Kiersten White to write The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. This book reimagines Frankenstein from the point of view of Elizabeth, Victor’s cousin and ill-fated companion. In White’s novel, Elizabeth isn’t content to sit around blindly supporting Victor. As a child, Elizabeth was orphaned, abused, and then sold to the Frankenstein family to keep young Victor happy. This Elizabeth is much more focused on self-preservation. White’s novel continues Shelley’s themes of science and ethics, but also explores the confining roles women were forced to play in Victorian society. Both the original novel and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein can serve as a great catalyst for exploring STEM. Join STEM Read and Kiersten White for an evening of hands-on activities and awesome ideas you can use to light the spark of learning in your students. Registration includes a copy of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, PDHs, and a light appetizer buffet. STEM Read After Hours is offered in partnership with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in NIU’s College of Education. Learn more about the Department of Curriculum and Instruction on their website.