Ed Bringas has been in the maker education field for over 15 years. Currently Ed is a STEAM learning specialist and classroom teacher at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx NYC. At Fannie Lou, Ed started a makerspace where he teaches students to design and fabricate interactive art projects. Prior to that, Ed worked in the nonprofit sector writing, implementing and designing STEAM curriculum. During that time he co-authored an award winning National Science Foundation grant that worked on bringing Fab Labs to High School students in the South Bronx. He has written books around robotics curriculum and articles for MAKE Magazine. Ed is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from St. John’s University. Ed lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.