For the past 15 years, Wade has developed and taught STEAM and Maker programs in Pittsburgh, Providence, RI and Brooklyn, NY. A strong believer in a hands-on approach to science and learning, Wade strives to create lessons that spark curiosity, experimentation and discovery. As an artist, Wade’s interest in participatory art and perception has led him to explore a variety of subjects including stop-motion animation, hand-cranked automata, pop-up books, and action origami. Wade is excited to share his expertise, curiosity and enthusiasm for teaching with the Lauri Ann West Community Center. Wade holds an MFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.