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New Jersey Maker's Day Live - Day 2

Mar 20 10:00am to 1:00pm


Saturday, March 20

Inspiring Innovator: Dr. Madiha Jafri (10:00-10:40)

Dr. Madiha Jafri received a BSc in Computer Engineering, MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Old Dominion University in 2003, 2004 and 2007, respectively. Fully funded by the NASA headquarters, her accelerated PhD studies became the first pioneering work that used artificial intelligence to predict electromagnetic interference patterns on commercial aircraft. While pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Jafri also completed post doctoral research in Biomedical Engineering at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center in Hartford, CT in 2007.
Outside of work, Dr. Jafri is a proud mom of two children (8 and 10 yrs old) and a STEM advocate, volunteering, mentoring and giving motivational talks on overcoming adversity and embracing diversity in STEM careers.


Workshop 1: Engineering with Paper: Make Your Own Arcade Style Game with Godwyn Morris, Dazzling Discoveries | 10:50-11:20am

Using just paper, tape and scissors, you will learn how to make your own table-top amusement park style games. This hands-on workshop will get you cutting, folding, connecting and building in a matter of minutes. You will start by learning the Engineering with Paper “alphabet” of techniques and then transform ordinary paper into interactive games. Unleash creative possibilities while also learning how to re-use and up-cycle supplies you already have.

Supply List:


Printer paper

Masking tape or Scott tape



Workshop 2: Learn Game Design with Danielle Comerford of Game-U | 11:30am-12:00pm

Do more than just play video game, BUILD THEM! Let our curriculum and professional instructors introduce kids to game design, coding, and digital art. In this workshop, learn how to create a player, make a platform, and get your player moving.

Supply list:

A mobile device (laptop, cell phone, tablet, etc.)

Internet connection to navigate to


Inspiring Innovator: Mike Carroll | 12:10-12:40pm

Michael Carroll is a third grade teacher at Overlook Elementary School. He has a passion for low-cost, high-tech projects so ALL students can learn about making and science. Creator of Scrappy Circuits.

Event Details
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Adults, Kids, Teens