Speaker: Eileen Smith
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Eileen Smith

University of Central Florida
Media Convergence Laboratory
3280 Progress Drive
Orlando FL
32826 USA

Ms. Smith is a 26-year veteran of informal learning in theater and science centers. Prior to UCF, she was Vice President of Exhibits and Public Programs at the Orlando Science Center, creating interactive science exhibits and general public and youth programs. Prior to OSC, she was Executive Director of Great Explorations, The Hands On Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Smith is leading the development of an Experiential Learning Initiative as part of the Media Convergence Laboratory at the University of Central Florida′s Institute for Simulation and Training. This initiative is studying how dynamic digital technology can create a rich environment for learning, and allow learning to transcend the traditionally silo environments of the museum, the classroom and the home. Ms. Smith is an adjunct professor in the School of Film and Digital Media, charged with engaging students in the story process of digital media − expressing their creativity, and broadening their perspectives on interactivity.

Eileen will demonstrate Interconnections: STEM Learning Through the Lens of a Virtual 3D 1964/65 New York World's Fair Environment. [Demonstration]