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.



TechHive Manager

Ariel works on developing content, facilitating, and managing TechHive. She has also developed and delivered curriculum for camps and workshops over the last several years, including Robotics, LEGO Engineering, Coding & Design, and Animation. She is trained in VR/AR content design, 3D modeling, and programming. 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

TechHive Coordinator

Dora has played many roles at the Lawrence Hall of Science, from working in the Ingenuity Lab to teaching workshops to facilitating in TechHive. She has also worked on developing curriculum for winter camps, summer camps, and workshops involving engineering, electronics, circuitry, chemistry, math, and art. She is currently a senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Quantum Mechanics. She is also minoring in Science & Math Education and working on her math 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 and affordable in any classroom. 


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