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Teaching Physical Computing Through Storytelling

September 22, 2023
Make: Education Forum


30-minute talk on how to teach physical computing tools like the micro:bit and Circuit Playground Express using storytelling, with a focus on creating paper robot characters.

Paper Engineering with Jasmine Florentine

September 17, 2023
Narayandojo Stemclub


Meet our guest speaker, Jasmine Florentine, a mechanical design engineer, author, and illustrator with a fervor for crafting innovative educational encounters, especially to captivate young minds in the realm of STEM.

2023 CodeJoy Make-A-Thon Interview: Making Project Trix with Jasmine Florentine

August 11, 2023
CodeJoy Make-A-Thon, Infosys Foundation USA Pathfinders Institute


CodeJoy’s CEO Kelsey Derringer welcomes Jasmine Florentine, the creator of the popular teacher favorite curriculum, BBC micro:bit’s Project Trix, to discuss how the character of Trix came about and Jasmine’s other projects in STEM content creation.

Physical Computing With MakeCode

August 11, 2022
New Jersey CSPD Week


Introduction to Circuit Playground Express and an overview of built-in features. MakeCode application and simulator will be used. Teachers will be introduced to servo motors. A paper robot will be built during the session.

Meeting the NJ CS Standards on Climate Change

August 11, 2022
New Jersey CSPD Week


Using wind power participants will gain the knowledge to incorporate the new NJ CS standards on climate change using physical computing. The project difficulty will be scaled to suit different age ranges and available materials. 

Design Thinking with MakeCode

August 12, 2022
New Jersey CSPD Week


Participants are given a design prompt. Jasmine will guide the participants through the design process. At the end of the workshop, participants will have worked in groups to define a problem statement, perform user research, ideate solutions, and finish by building and testing a first iteration prototype.


Wind Works

September 25, 2021
Maker Day Brazil


What stories can we tell using paper, cardboard and wind power? Let’s experiment together and find out! (English recording available here)

All things Edu & Tech

June 3, 2021
Evolve School


In this week’s bi-monthly chat, Karen Walstra ( speaks to Jasmine Florentine.

Storytelling with Servos

May 2, 2021
Maker Campus


Join Jorvon Moss, Jasmine Florentine and Ryan Jenkins for a playful workshop to explore storytelling with servo motors. 

DCU Hack4Change

March 15, 2021
DCU (Dublin City University)


"My journey as a mechanical design engineer, author, and illustrator": Talk and fireside chat for DCU Hack4Change.

Hex Allen's Guide to Defeating Monsters

Feb. 27 - March 5, 2021
Engineers Ireland


Created a project booklet and pre-recorded webinar for STEPS Engineers Week which went virtual for 2021.


Make:Cast - If Kids Really Knew STEM
Dec. 8, 2022

Make: Community

Podcast with Dale Dougherty of Make: Community, discussing STEM education, the role making plays in engaging kids with STEM, and Jasmine's recently released STEM-adventure book, HEX ALLEN AND THE CLANKSMITHS.

Racing Minds - Performance Testing With Ford | Eurosport

Jan. 17, 2022
Ford and Discovery / Eurosport

Featured in Ford | Eurosport's documentary about the UNIT9 EEG Helmet as the Product Design Engineer of the patented EEG electrode.

A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineer

Dec. 2, 2021
OKDo Blog

Learn what does a mechanical engineer do? An interview with Jasmine Florentine.

Rights Report: Week of October 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021
Publishers Weekly

Hilary Van Dusen and Olivia Swomley at Candlewick/MIT Kids have acquired world rights to The Adventures of Maker Girl and Professor Smarts by debut graphic novelist Jasmine Florentine in a two-book deal.

Illustrating Covid-19 Hygiene Education (MIT News)

by Mary Beth Gallagher | Nov. 11, 2020
MIT News


Jasmine Florentine ’11, SM ’15 has illustrated a series of educational posters that demonstrate health and hygiene best practices related to Covid-19.

Illustrating Covid-19 Hygiene Education (MIT Mech. E.)

by Mary Beth Gallagher | Nov. 11, 2020
MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering


Jasmine Florentine ’11, SM ’15 has illustrated a series of educational posters that demonstrate health and hygiene best practices related to Covid-19.

Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths Cover Reveal

Feb. 20, 2020
MG Book Village

Interview and cover reveal for Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths.

Rights Report: Week of June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019
Publishers Weekly


Asia Citro at Innovation Press has bought, in an exclusive submission, Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths, a middle grade adventure by MIT graduate and mechanical engineer Jasmine Florentine.

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