Bear Flair Workshop

Hosting organization: Delran STEM

County: Burlington

Total Attendees: 60

On Monday March 27, Delran district staff were invited after school to participate in two workshops in the FabLab to continue our celebration of NJ STEM Month activities. Both a mini grant from the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network (NJSPN) and a Lockheed Martin Community Grant funded the afternoon of making.

Participants showcased their school pride by designing Bear Flair in CorelDraw. The sessions began with Mr. Paul Maraldo and Mrs. Mary Jo Hutchinson leading presentations on CorelDraw basics, such as adding text, mirroring images, removing anchor points, converting to curves, and preparing designs to print on the vinyl cutters. Teachers either could utilize pre-made Delran designs or create their own in the software. STEMbassadors worked with staff in the CorelDraw, providing guidance, support, and ideas to help bring their designs to fruition. Once designs were finalized, they were shared via a folder to the vinyl cutting stations.