Director of Programs (Former)
Barb Noren is a maker, educator, and general geek. Barb has been involved with STEAM education since 1999. She started at reDiscover Center as the Lead Tinkerer in and served as the inaugural Director of Programs 2017-2021.
Barb Noren is a generalist who loves getting her hands dirty. A master maker, videographer, musical instrument designer, and experienced educator, , where she has guided the growth of summer camps, class series, curriculum, online content, and professional development. She is a 2013 graduate of the Maker Education Initiative's Maker Corps program, and a regular contributor and presenter at the annual Maker Ed Convening and Maker Faires. Her work has been shown at Kinetic Show LA, Two Bit Circus’ STEAM Carnival, GR2 Gallery, and Bay Area Maker Faire, where she has won Editor’s Choice Awards.
From 2015 to 2019, Barb created nearly 200 videos for her YouTube channel. In 2020, she left YouTube to diversify her making, education, and entertainment pursuits online. Now you can keep up with everything she’s doing on her website Barb Makes Things.
Barb departed reDiscover Center in July 2021, but her legacy in reDiscover Center's programming remains impactful. Wishing you the best in your future endeavors, Barb!