Playful Engineer Dr. Ann Marie-Thomas

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas works on the playful side of engineering — using cool tools to teach and help others. AnnMarie Thomas is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. Her teaching and research focus on engineering design, particularly as it relates to PK-12 education. With her students, AnnMarie explores the playful side of engineering exploring topics such as Squishy Circuits, the Engineering of Circus, and toy design. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of St. Thomas, AnnMarie taught at Art Center College of Design and served as the Founding Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative. She is the mother of two young makers. AnnMarie has an SB in Ocean Engineering (with a minor in Music) from MIT, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech, and a professional certificate in Sustainable Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. AnnMarie is the author of the recent book Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation, a book for parents and other educators—both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today’s youth to be makers—to see the world as something they are actively helping to create.

 

 

About Susun Weed

Susun Weed began studying herbal medicine in 1965 and wrote her first book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year in 1985. In addition to her writing, Ms. Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of The Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

Susun is one of America’s best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women’s health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world.

Susun is also the Host of Wise Woman Way on WomensRadio. Wise Woman Wayoffers interviews and commentary on health and well-being.

To learn more, visit her websites The Wise Woman Center and Ash Tree Publishing or email Susun Weed by clicking HERE.