The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership invites you to participate in the NSF-funded Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation. The Art of Science Learning project uses the arts to spark creativity in science learning and to develop a skilled workforce in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Learn more at an information session on Friday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. at the San Diego Natural History Museum. 

Register Here.

The Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation in Balboa Park will bring together 100 community members—diverse in expertise, life experience, and age—to learn and apply innovation skills to one of our region’s most vexing challenges: Water and the mismatch between supply and demand.

Incubator participants will:

  • Learn and apply new art/science-based innovation techniques;
  • Practice skills essential to innovation:
    • opportunity identification and analysis;
    • idea generation, enrichment, and selection;
    • design and development;
    • marketing and business planning;
    • testing;
    • new product launch;
  • Work in multi-generational cross-disciplinary teams to innovate solutions to the water challenge;
  • Create new arts-infused STEM learning programs;
  • Receive support in the innovation process, with expert guidance, peer learning, and technology;
  • Join an international network of innovators and entrepreneurs;
  • Receive recognition and certification as an “Art of Science Learning Fellow.”

Estimated time commitment: 150 hours over course of the year, October 2013–September 2014.

The San Diego Incubator for Innovation seeks:

  • STEM professionals working in industry and academia;
  • Visual and performing artists, teaching artists, and curators;
  • K-12 classroom teachers and educators;
  • Museum professionals and informal educators;
  • High school and college students;
  • Architects, designers, land planners;
  • Public officials, military, and policy makers;
  • People with expertise in water issues.

Together, we will build capacity for leadership and innovation in our region.

To get involved, please provide a resume and a one-page statement to address these two questions:

  1. What interests and skills will you bring to the incubator’s innovation community?
  2. How will you use your innovation skills in our local, regional, and/or international communities?

Please email your response to Nan Renner, San Diego Incubator for Innovation, by April 22, 2013, subject line: Incubator application early recruitment.

Learn more about the Art of Science Learning project at and

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