Date & Time: April 1, 2022 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: Adelphi Manhattan Center, Room 249 & Virtual

Part one of a STEM lecture series hosted by Adelphi University’s interdisciplinary collaborative Manhattan institute.

Join Cindy Maguire and Rob McCallum for A Wicked Problem: STEAM pedagogies, climate change, and vulnerable communities to discover a socially engaged STEAM project centered around a community issue in Ilavalai, Sri Lanka where they worked with local partners to create, produce and share their experiences with a broader global audience. Maguire and McCallum present research on a series of workshops centered around a “wicked problem” identified by the students.

Learn how students linked their prior knowledge to the engineering design process and a scaffolded series of embodied, making activities culminating in an exhibition of collaborative 3D sculptural inventions designed to clean up ocean water and/or the beach without disrupting the natural fauna and sea life.

  • To attend in-person, please RSVP by emailing – limited seating is available
  • To attend virtually, please register on Eventbrite

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