The Rubber Band Project


Take a deeper look into the different projects we have done with student groups

Alternative Energy

Go to Cardboard Automata

Cardboard Automata

Go to Student Created Game

Student Created Game

Go to Interactive Sculptures

Interactive Sculptures

Go to Simple Machines and Catapults

Simple Machines and Catapults

Go to Cantigny Catapult Contest

Cantigny Catapult Contest

Go to Tesselations


Go to Beginning Circuitry

Beginning Circuitry

Go to Toothpick Bridges

Toothpick Bridges

Go to Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Go to Professional Development, Workshops, and exhibits,.

Professional Development, Workshops, and exhibits,.

Go to Publications


The rubber band project aims to promote inquiry based educational experiences for K-12 students. Curriculum is focused on project based, design process focused learning that stretches thinking while bundling multiple subject areas together.
We can facilitate one time or ongoing; Student Projects, Workshops, Professional Development for teachers

Our Team

The Rubber Band Project staff

Steve Gross

Owner and Founder
Steve holds teaching certificates in both Iowa and New York. For the past decade he has consulted with over five hundred school districts world wide on instructional technology. He has acted as the director of technology for a school district, and is currently finishing his masters in Instructional Technology.

Kelly Gross

Owner and Founder
Kelly M. Gross is a lecturer in the department of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Art MAT program. Kelly works with pre-service art teachers in the areas of human development, special education, fieldwork, and student teaching. Additionally, she is a doctoral candidate at Northern Illinois University. She holds teaching certificates in art and special education and has taught art and special education in several K-12 school districts. Her research interests include art and design education, disability studies, social justice, postmodernism, and art and cognition. Kelly has published on disability issues in art and design education through the LearnxDesign (2015) Conference and the National Art Education Association’s Advisory (Summer 2014).