DesignCase - Dir of Innovation/Founder
Mark is recognized as an outstanding educator and a leader in makerspace implementation. Most notably, Mark was named National Teacher of the Year by the Milken Family Foundation – the “Grammy of teaching awards.” Mark has sat on the NSF Creative IT panel, school boards, and currently curates for Google’s Startup Digest for all things Maker. He is also the inventor of the DesignCase, a maker lab in a box that teaches children and adults alike how to innovate blending low-fidelity materials and high tech know-how to create value and promote entrepreneurship.
With over 15 years in technology, engineering, digital fabrication, and design, Mark is well versed in the integration of STEAM into schools. Mark consults for Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and the American School in Japan to help bring more design and innovation into classrooms worldwide. Mark is the owner and creative editor of the open-source “Design Case Curriculum”, and a member of MIT’S international FABlab network.