Inside A Startup After-School STEAM Program

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Founding an education business comes with challenges and rewards far beyond the financials Guest EJ Zain talks about this first-hand EJ founded the startup Maker Kids Lab LLC in Austin Texas Her very new startup runs after-school programs for middle schoolers in science technology engineering art and math STEAM In her lessons Zain and her team of helper-teachers guide students of different ages to work together on hands-on creative projects She discusses her motivations for starting Maker Kids Lab as a parent her strategies for engaging kids and her hopes for creating a business with a social impact Mentioned in this episode Maker Kids Lab on Facebook https www facebook com Makerkidslab Maker Kids Lab on Instagram https www instagram com makerkidslab The 4 C s of Problem-Based Learning PBL https www bie org blog the power of the 4cs the foundation for creating a gold standard for projec TechShop http www techshop ws Hexbugs https www hexbug com Small Business Administration SBA https www sba gov InnovateHER an SBA business competition https www sba gov offices headquarters wbo resources 1465581 Website of Maker Kids Lab LLC https www makerkidslab com Mentioned in the post-show notes Support the show on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs Panelpicker for South by Southwest SXSW 2018 deadline July 21 http panelpicker sxsw com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design htmlClick here to visit this podcast episode