I have been playing with my iPad a bit, experimenting with sketching and drawing apps for a few months now. I have realized that it is important to give yourself a task, a clear end-goal to work towards if I had to get anywhere. So with that in mind, I decided to sketch out the MSUrbanSTEM team. MSUrbanSTEM was a project(funded by Indian IT giant Wipro) that started when I was at MSU and continued after I had moved to ASU.

The MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship program was the culmination of the partnership between global IT giant Wipro, Chicago Public Schools, and Michigan State University’s College of Education. 149 fellows participated in an innovative year-long integrated learning experience to build STEM teachers’ capacity and empower them to lead and inspire transformative, innovative practices in urban K-12 schools.

In this project I was incredibly privileged to work with an awesome team of people—and that’s the group that I decided to focus my iPad experiments on. So the banner image above shows the  results of my efforts. (You can click on the image to get a hi-res version). Featured in the sketch are: Top row (from left to right): Missy Cosby, Chris Seals, Inese Berzina Pitcher, Swati Mehta, Rohit Mehta & Kyle Shack. Bottom row (from left to right): Punya Mishra, Candace Marcotte, Sonya Gunnings-Moton, Akesha Horton, Leigh Graves Wolf and Chessi Oetjens.