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Ten years ago, one of the biggest challenges NASA faced was how to design a solar panel with a large surface area that would fit neatly into a rocket.


Scientists and engineers developed a solution using folding principles. To develop this innovation, they used spatial skills, computational thinking,
and iterative design and prototyping.

Given the last two decades of advances in computing technologies, there are increasing demands for innovative use of spatial information. 

To address this need, we bring together a multidisciplinary team
to create an innovative learning experience.

Project eSPAC3 is a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation
that aims to develop upper-elementary students’ spatial computational
thinking skills and awareness in computationally-intensive careers
through designing an immersive culturally relevant enactive

learning experience honoring Latinidad in Minecraft: Education Edition. 

Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by
the National Science Foundation under Grant #2148732

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