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Teacher Highlight: Samantha Smirfitt

Teacher Highlight: Samantha Smirfitt

September 5, 2020 Guest Speaker, Samantha Smirfitt A new semester usually arrives with a new set of anxieties. But given the year we have had thus far, it is far from unimaginable that this one will fail to present unique constraints and require novel accommodations. Tuesday’s guest on DesignMakePlay was none other than Samatha Smirfitt, […]

Dorothy Hodgkin: The Sweet Tempered Savant

Dorothy Hodgkin: The Sweet Tempered Savant

September 3, 2020 Engineering Tribute, Dorothy Hodgkin Born on May the 12th of 1910, Dorothy Hodgkin was a Nobel Prize-winning British chemist who advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography. These breakthroughs would help determine the structure of biomolecules and eventually become an essential tool in structural biology.  Hodgkin was born in Cairo, Egypt, where her […]

Exploring Consciousness Through Narrative, Documentary and Film with Conor Provenzano

Exploring Consciousness Through Narrative, Documentary and Film with Conor Provenzano

September 1, 2020 Guest Speaker, Conor Provenzano Conor Provenzano is a devotional filmmaker who explores consciousness through narrative, documentary and film-essay. A Salt Lake City native now residing in Vancouver, he graduated from the University  of Utah in 2011, majoring in Film and Media. Having spent the better part of the last decade as a […]

James Watt, Father of the Industrial Revolution

James Watt, Father of the Industrial Revolution

August 24, 2020 Engineering Tribute, James Watt Today on DesignMakePlay we highlighted Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt, whose innovations in the Steam Engine acted as a catalyst for many of the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution. Originally a maker of mathematical instruments, Watt soon became interested in steam engines, and was able to […]

Young Entrepreneur Creating their own Luck in a changing world

Young Entrepreneur Creating their own Luck in a changing world

August 21, 2020 Guest Speakers, Kai Rozitis & Kelly Pedroza In celebration of World Entrepreneurs’ Day, today’s episode of DesignMakePlay celebrates a couple of young entrepreneurs who are creating their own opportunities and making a difference in their communities.  Before founding LanguageLL and helping students across the America’s improve their English, Kelly Pedroza was a […]