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“Love to Learn: How instilling passion in students regardless of age facilitates learning” with Chris Myers, CITRIS Invention Lab

Wed, April 4, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM PT
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

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Overcoming learning obstacles while teaching is a major time and energy drain. In order to have a successful class requires being able to adapt to individual learning styles of the various students. This adaptation can also be a major drain of resources but I have discovered by recognizing and igniting the passion of each student my workload goes down and not surprisingly, the student’s output goes up.

About the speaker:

Chris Myers is the Senior Lab Manager and Head Inventioneer for the CITRIS Invention Lab – a one of a kind educational maker space at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute that serves the UC Berkeley community – and teaches at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

As a graduate of the product design program at The Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, Chris has designed a variety of products including concept automobiles, electric vehicles, medical equipment, exhibit design, wearable computers and toys. As a practicing product designer he has worked with many companies including Intel Research, (Xerox)Parc, and Nokia Research. Chris has a passion for education and has developed and taught STEM classes for schools, museums and libraries. It is through these classes that Chris developed a series of robotic drawing toys which are now produced by his company ArtBot Toys.


Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

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