A young Picasso or Beethoven could be the next Edison

Good news for parents: Those piano lessons or random toy parts littering your floors may one day lead to the next scientific breakthrough. That’s according to new Michigan State University research linking childhood participation in arts and crafts activities to patents generated and businesses launched as adults. In...

UC San Diego’s CREATE: Hands on Lab

UC San Diego's CREATE: Hands on Lab - Expanding knowledge Expanding Knowledge Through Active Inquiry, Collaborative Learning In a Hands On Lab session, students used their bodies to represent lipid molecules and arranged themselves to illustrate the structure of a micelle.By Nan Renner, Ph.D., CREATE;...

Arts Based Learning of STEM Works Says NSF Funded Research Firm

John M. EgerDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Over the last three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Art of Science Learning to hold a number...

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

For certain Canadian children, music classes teach the benefits of sympathy and cooperation.Author: Tom Jacobs Are you afraid you're raising a little delinquent? Is your eight- or nine-year-old lacking in sympathy for others, and unwilling to provide needed help? Perhaps what your kid needs is just...

Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development

Author: Liam Viney, Piano Performance Fellow , The University of Queensland Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential...

The Art of Science Learning (AOSL) – 3rd Year Project Update

Curriculum and Incubators The AOSL curriculum uses the arts to teach skills and practice steps common to most innovation processes, integrated with tools and best practices drawn from the Product Development Management Association Body of Knowledge and Lean Start-Up methodologies, developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading...

UC San Diego Visual Arts Professor Moves ‘Mountains’

Faculty-artist and her students combine art and technology to re-create Devil’s Tower Clay oozes from a pump suspended by cables in a giant steel frame. Guided by computer software, the pump swings like a pendulum as it extrudes ropes of clay that will, over the course...