Published on February 27, 2014 by Dr. Betsy Rogers  

Samford University’s School of Education recently hosted a technology conference for educators from area schools and Samford education students.

At the We AR (Augmented Reality) Makers conference participants attended sessions focusing on making and designing using different technologies, while enhancing knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.   

“All the resources that were presented are easy to use,” said Autumn Combs, participant and education student. “I came away with many ideas that will not only be beneficial to me, but to my future students.”

The We AR Makers conference developed from the Maker Movement, which is a culture representing technology-based extensions of do-it-yourself projects. Most projects are engineering-oriented using electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, metalworking and art and crafts.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.