Engaging in STEM through Jewelry Design

Engaging in STEM through Jewelry Design

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 16 - 21, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 7 - 12, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

In this course, students will use STEAM to create jewelry pieces, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair barrettes/combs. Practice basic metal-smithing techniques to work with different elements to create personalized artistic pieces. Students will use jewelry tools, utilize wire-wrapping techniques, learn wire gauges, work with jewelry findings, and possibly fuse glass and enamel with copper.

Dr. Carrie Jones is an experienced educator and brings a passion for this subject into every room she enters. She has previously taught similar courses at North Carolina Governor’s School-East and teaches at the North Carolina State University Craft Center.

Dr. Carrie Jones
About The Instructor:

Dr. Jones has been a North Carolina public school teacher for 24 years, at the middle and high school level, as well as at the college level as an Adjunct professor.  She has 5 college degrees (Ohio State University-2; NC State University; University of Cincinnati; and Clemson University) in Science/Education-related fields.  She is National Board Certified and is currently working on a graduate certificate in Academically Gifted students through UNC-Charlotte.  Dr.Jones’ interests are in engaging students in STEM through creative arts, such as baking, crafting, soap-making, and jewelry.  She teaches jewelry classes at NC State University, as well as writes grants for her own classroom to engage students in hands-on learning.