Frequently teachers wonder how to infuse their curriculum with STEAM and this project I discovered on Lawndale News is a perfect solution. Local Chicago designer Ronald Rodriguez worked with students to create tech blinged fashions for Latino Fashion Week. The program was sponsored by ComEd and part of their Solar Spotlight program. So, you can guess the theme here!
Not only did students work with solar panels and LED lights, but they got to add their own original designs to the fabric used in the fashions. The education tied into Hispanic Heritage Month, so students also learned about famous people in STEAM careers. Of course the most exciting part was witnessing the fashions on the runway. Check out the glowing matching blazer!
We illuminated the runway this weekend at #LatinoFashionWeek with a dress and blazer created by designer Ronald Rodriguez and our #solarspotlight students! ❤️ we brought fashion into the STEM field with one-of-a-kind solar technology fashion pieces that will light up the future of solar, technology and STEAM. #HHM #Solar #ComEd #Runway #HispanicHeritageMonth #Dress #Blazer #SolarTechnology #FashionShow @latinofashionwk @arabel22
It’s nice to see young adults learning about solar power with hands-on activities. If you are interested in using solar for your fashion, check out our learning guide for the Solar Boost Bag. You can charge your cell phone with a neat battery box that is solar ready or plug friendly. Hack your backpack or create a tech-lovers purse. Send us pics of what you make!
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