Events & Programs

STEAM Power: Turn On The Heat With Creativity & Innovation In Teaching


Look for this event next year with new workshops and speakers!

Information about the planned 2019 event:

Pacific Science Center proudly partners with the Museum of Pop Culture and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center to bring teachers STEAM Power, a day dedicated to inspiring and supporting educators in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Take part in your choice of two, 2-hour, skill-based workshops at these Seattle Center area venues, a stimulating full lunch keynote and tasty snacks throughout the day. These workshops are designed especially for educators addressing a broad spectrum of STEAM learning, highlighting key topics from each organization’s specific areas of expertise, taught by each organization’s staff and professional educators.

STEAM Power will take place Feb. 9, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The cost to attend STEAM Power is $55, includes a light breakfast, lunch and snacks, and seven Washington state clock hours are available. Call (206) 443-2925 for more information about the event.

Registration is now closed for this event.

Our 2019 program:


Designing with… at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Join Design educators from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to explore human-centered approaches to problem-solving in a hands-on workshop. Gain exposure to strategies to use the design thinking framework in your classroom by helping students empathize with users, make strong connections and work collaboratively.

Perspective Power at Pacific Science Center
Play with the power of perspective and scale. Using scientific tools, participants will be challenged to apply their artistic skills to tiny models of the very big. We will also explore how size matters as we find the true enormity of the seemingly small. Through an investigation of artistic perspective, we will examine the creativity essential to key science concepts like scale, proportion, and modeling.

Foley: Using STEAM in Sound at MoPOP
Join us for a workshop in creating radio drama scripts that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math. We’ll visit our Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit, asking questions like: What would be the most fireproof protection against a dragon? What it the strongest shape for a blade, and the strongest metal? We will outline scripts and create foley sounds for these radio dramas, exploring how sound can enhance our storytelling across curriculum areas.

Lunch Keynote: at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Keynote Speaker: Dan Ayoub, General Manager, Mixed Reality Education, Microsoft – Mixed Reality, a rising engagement tool that pairs technology with design and creativity has the potential to transform how students experience learning. Dan Ayoub, with Microsoft Education will share some insights and best practices on how teachers can utilize mixed reality to support student learning.


  • 8:30-8:45 a.m. – Registration and light breakfast at Pacific Science Center
  • 8:45-9 a.m. – Welcome at Pacific Science Center
  • 9:15-11:15 a.m. – Session 1
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Free exploration time at each institution; travel to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 12-1 p.m. – Lunch, followed by keynote presentation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 1:15-3:15 p.m. – Session 2
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m. – Free exploration time at each institution; travel to MoPOP
  • 4-4:30 p.m. – End of day survey, clock hour forms, and afternoon refreshments at MoPoP