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Interns

Meet Maddy Adkins

My name is Maddy Adkins. I am currently a Senior at the University of Arkansas, majoring in Elementary Education. I’m a part of the Elementary Education MAT program with a STEM specialty. Being a Tyson intern at the Amazeum allows me to spend time with kids and explore STEM activities. It’s the perfect summer internship to prepare me for and expose me to my future career. I love being at the Amazeum and spending each day doing all of the things I love. My hobbies include crafting, baking, taking pictures for Arkansas Athletics, and being a dog mom! On weekends you can find me watching Razorback Baseball, at the Farmer’s Market, with my dog Bentley, or in the kitchen baking something sweet for my coworkers. 

Interns

Meet Taryn Boysen

Hi! My name is Taryn Boysen and I am so excited to work as a summer programs intern this summer! I will graduate from John Brown University in December with a bachelor's in Family and Human Services! I want to be someone that is always willing to help out and challenge myself to look at things from a different point of view. I chose to do this internship because I love getting to see how kids' minds work when they are challenged to do a task, and I love promoting critical thinking and allowing the children to express their creativity in their own ways. 

Maker in Residence

Meet the Maker: Tyler Altenhofen

What “makes” a Maker in Residence?The Maker in Residence program brings creatives with their various experiences to the Scott Family Amazeum for a short-term residency to collaborate with team members in developing new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) exhibits, public art and performance pieces, and experiences to share with Amazeum guests. 

Young Artist Abby Metzner Creates at The Amazeum

How often do you see an aspiring graphic designer gain professional experience at the young age of 14? Although we had chosen a design for our 7th Birthday T-Shirt contest, we were so blown away by the talent of Abby Metzner that we knew we had to utilize her design skills in some way. After collaborating with our retail and marketing team, we came up with a solution. Abby came by and worked with the Amazeum’s very talented Production Artist Christine Pendry to work together in creating a sticker that represents the best qualities of the Scott Family Amazeum - authenticity, learning, and a little wacky fun!

Putting the Art in STEAM

Rarely a day goes by that someone doesn’t slowly walk into the Scott Family Amazeum, look up, down, and all around then ask: “Is this the art museum?”

Maker

Artist Spotlight: Elysia Contreras Springer

We are excited to host ReggioBaby founder Elysia Contreras Springer as they open a pop-up shop featuring their beautiful handcrafted sensory toys. These products have moved beyond the infant and toddler classroom, and have shown that they provide beneficial sensory feedback for people of all ages and stages!

Interns

Diya's Amazeum Adventure

Say hello to our marketing and communications intern Diya. Diya is spending part of her time at the Amazeum this summer documenting activities that ignite creativity, and curiosity. Follow along as she shares her Amazeum adventures. 

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