Mississippi light education
The Mississippi LIGHT Education program is the foundation of the Mississippi LIGHT Festival.
It connects the S.T.E.A.M. community of Mississippi, facilitates creative S.T.E.A.M. collaborations & exposes & enables our children to the joy of learning & exploration across the world of S.T.E.A.M.
Through the MsLIGHT Education program (see below) we connect S.T.E.A.M. education & S.T.E.A.M professions so that our future workforce is ready for their future jobs.
Our focus for the Education Program for this year is:
1) S.T.E.A.M.ing Ahead: the guest speaker program with Jackson Public Schools
2) Libraries Make: Uniting the S.T.E.A.M. Community through our Libraries
3) The Creative S.T.E.A.M. Lab @ The Collaborative Space.
3) Programming: workshops & project facilitation for the 2019 MsLIGHT Festival.
Our first year was a busy year of Education Programs with various different groups & schools. Our focus was to assess what is really needed in Mississippi to nurture our young S.T.E.A.M community.
Below is our 2017 Program & a little film about the Design Week summer camp we collaborated on with Mississippi State University.
MEET ZACHARY WHITE
Meet ZACHARY WHITE, an architect student of Mississippi State University. He developed two pieces for the 2017 Mississippi LIGHT Festival. He starting working with the LIGHT Collaborative by volunteering to assist in creating a space for the silent disco.....
.....Through his time with us he was exposed to the world of light & became interested in exploring it further with his own creation.
Through the skill sharing & collaboration programs at MsLIGHT Collaborative he worked over Skype with an artist in the U.K. who helped him develop his concept & then with an electrician in Mississippi to realise it.