Steven Weiner

Steven Weiner is a PhD student in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. After working as a STEM educator in both informal and formal learning settings, Steven became interested in understanding how technology can help shape, define, and change the cultures of educational organizations. His current research focuses on efforts to institutionalize the grassroots sociotechnical practices promoted by the Maker Movement in K12 schools, libraries, universities, and museums. Steven is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship and was named a University Innovation Fellow by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( In his free time, Steven enjoys hiking in the high deserts of Arizona, reading works of magical realism, and trying (in vain) to learn how to make code-based generative art.