TC’s new program in Creative Technologies marries the old and new. New tools such as Arduinos, maKey-maKeys and invent-ablers can be used to animate old but interesting junk, from old-time cameras to outdated robots to boom-boxes and TV parts. The goal is for students to embrace an expanded notion of materials, make things move, light up and make noise, and say, “I’m not intimidated.”
As our record-breaking Campaign, Where the Future Comes First, nears its historic goal of $300 million, a remarkable outpouring of support is positioning TC for preeminence and impact for generations to come.
Alumni of the Teachers College Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this spring, include college deans, department heads, endowed professors and a World Bank policy analyst. Yet the program's greatest accomplishment is encouraging scholars who don't check their identities at the door.
Andrea Kerzner (M.A. '87), founder of the arts education nonprofit Lalela Project, is bringing hope to youth in South Africa, Uganda and the South Bronx.