Tricia Edwards

Head of Education
Smithsonian's Lemelson Center For The Study of Invention And Innovation

Tricia Edwards is the Head of Education for the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History. She develops the conceptual framework and leads evaluation efforts for the Center’s educational programs and activities, including Spark!Lab, a hands-on invention workspace for children and families at the Smithsonian.

She is also working to broaden Spark!Lab’s impact beyond Washington, DC, and has overseen installations of Spark!Labs in Anchorage, Detroit, Kansas City, Reno, Greenville, SC, Midland, MI, and Fort Myers, FL, with additional labs scheduled to open. She has also led Spark!Lab projects in Ukraine, Ukraine, and England. In collaboration with Creativity for Kids, she launched the Spark!Lab Inventive Creativity™ consumer product line to extend Spark!Lab’s unique approach to hands on learning to homes everywhere.

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