We are part of a growing movement of learning spaces where young people work on interest-driven projects, alongside professionals and adult mentors. Depending on who you talk to, the TechHive might be known as a YOUmedia Learning Lab, a Maker Space, a hacker space, a Fab Lab, or another name. The TechHive gives young innovators a place to think, dream, play, and build things in a community of learners.

Staff

ARIEL ORTIZ

TechHive Manager

Ariel works on developing content for all TechHive related projects while facilitating and managing the program overall. She has also developed and delivered curriculum for a variety of camps and workshops at the Lawrence Hall of Science over the last several years, including classes in Robotics, LEGO Engineering, Coding & Design, and Animation. She is trained in 3D modeling, programming, game design, and VR/AR technologies, where she uses her expertise to develop interactive projects and support their implementation by TechHive junior interns, senior interns, and volunteers. She is currently working towards her degree in Cognitive Science with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence and a minor in Japanese. Ariel believes strongly in community driven innovation through accessibility to technology. 

 

Dora Medrano Ramos

TechHive Coordinator

Dora coordinates the adult and teen volunteer program for TechHive while also co-developing curriculum and facilitating on a day to day basis. She has also worked on developing curriculum for winter camps, summer camps, and workshops at the Lawrence Hall of Science involving engineering, electronics, circuitry, chemistry, math, and art. She is receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Quantum Mechanics from UC Berkeley. She also minored in Science & Math Education while concurrently receiving her mathematics teaching credential. Dora believes in bringing agency, identity, and equity to both students and educators through curriculum and professional development while designing educational technology that can be accessible in any classroom. 

 

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