On September 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM students in the FCSE 3080: Dress and Humanity Class at Utah State University will be showcasing their recycled fashions on the runway! If you are in the neighborhood, come check it out! I will post some pictures from past fashion shows to inspire you! This event is a service learning event that brings together food and fashion to raise awareness about hunger and sustainability! If you are coming, bring a can of food for the on-campus food bank!
Family and consumer sciences courses reinforce Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) content on a regular basis. Specifically, FCS courses provide students the opportunity to apply STEM concepts to real world issues and problems. One example can be illustrated in the clothing and textiles content area. During my time as a teaching educator, teachers have expressed interest in quilting practices integrated into the clothing and textiles classroom. When exploring the process of constructing a quilt, there are many STEM concepts/skills/behaviors that are addressed. Below is a document that outlines the connections between the National Standards for FCS and STEM standards. Feel free to download and pass it on!