2014 Projects
Kristen Kersh - Parsons, Design & Technology (Graduate) Mehdi Salehi - Parsons, Design & Technology (Graduate)

STEAM Punk is a set of kits that helps children ages 6-18 in Kabul explore technology and design through making.

We at STEAM Punk believe that all kids should have the chance to explore basic electrical principles and understand the potential of physical computing through making. While the Maker community is thriving in first world urban hubs like New York city, marginalized populations within less developed countries, like Afghanistan, are not given this opportunity. STEAM Punk kits will bring the ability to learn through making to communities which usually are provided with a route memorization pedagogical approach. Learning through making and learning about design supports the ability to expand the realm of possibility and imagine what could be possible. Learning through making can lead to the growth of a younger generation, in many marginalized countries, to imagine the impossible, to see the potential, and to ask “what if”.  A change in a countries’ educational pedagogy can lead to a change in the way the next generations approach problems in their lives and their society.


  • shahrouzvarshabi

    This is awesome!

    • Mehdi

      thanks dude, thanks for your support and best of luck to you

  • kristen


  • Veronica

    Love your project! Good luck!

    • Kristen

      Thank you! Please spread the word amongst your network. We appreciate the support!

      • Veronica

        Spreading the love!

  • Vicky

    Great work !!

    • Kristen

      Thank you! Please spread the word to your networks.

  • Mostafa Sharq

    Bonne chance!

    • Kristen

      Thank you very much. Please spread the word and if anyone has questions feel free to post them here!

  • Next Level

    Awesome !

    • Kristen

      Thank you. You as well :). Nice to chat with you today.

  • Marilyn

    Hi Kristen, What interesting work you and your partner are doing. So glad to hear about it and thank-you for sending the information.
    Marilyn Brookwood

    • Kristen

      Thank you so much! Can we catch up soon? Do you still have your Harvard email address?

  • Irfanullah

    Good Project

    • Mehdi

      Thank you very much for your support. Please spread the word with your network.

  • Abdullah

    I am agree and I vote for this

    • Kristen

      Thank you so much, we appreciate it. Please spread the word. thanks

  • HCGB

    Good luck with your project. it seems interesting

    • Kristen

      Thank you! We will keep you updated.

  • LabDis

    Awesome! can I ask you what the block in the box is to?

    • Kristen

      LabDis can you describe what you mean by the block in the box? I would be happy to answer your question but i’m not sure which part you are referring too.

  • Mehdi

    ستیم پانکس با هدف آموزش ابتدایی الکترونیک برای طفل های خورد سال در افغانستان در مرحله طراحی است. این پروژه کاملا یک پروژه مستقل است بدون در نظر داشت سود مالی, یا طرفداری از کدام گروپ سیاسی. این پروژه به وسیله ٢ تن از محصلین پوهنتون” نیو سکول” در نیو یارک آغاز شده است و هدف از ان دیزاین کیت های الکترونیک با کیفیت بالا و قدرت آموزشی مخسوس برای اطفال ٦ سال تا ١٨ سال مباشد. هدف این است کی اطفال بتانند این کیت ها را مجانی دریافت کنند, بتانند با این کیت ها راحت و ساده کار کنند حتی اگر این اطفال از مکتب و خواندن و نوشتن محروم هستند و در نهایت هدف این است کی اطفال بتانند نسبت به دنیای اطراف خود کنجکاوی نشان بتن و حس آموختن را بره آنان تلفیق کنند.

    این پروژه در یک مسابقه دیزاین است و برای دخول شدن به مرحله دوم نیاز با رای شما دارد. لطفآ یک دقیقه وقت خود را صرف کرده یک تا رای بتن از طریق لینک بالای این صفحه. بسیار زیاد تشکر.

  • Lady Commentariat

    This is beautiful!

    • Kristen

      Thank you very much. Please spread the word with your network.

  • S.T.R

    Unique team & excellent project!

    • Kristen

      Thank you we appreciate the support!

  • Sara

    Good luck, hope to see them at our schools in Kabul!

    • kristen

      I hope so too! What schools do you work for. We would love to work with you!
      – Kristen Kersh

  • Sadra Shahab

    Mehdi I voted for you and I believe in your talent and your good intentions. Your design (your team’s work) will def make a change baradar!

    • Mehdi

      Janam besyar ziyad tashakor az vote wa support shoma. Thank you so much, we appreciate it. hamagi ba ham baraye change !


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