STEAM Rising: Why we need to put the arts into STEM education.

 By Anna Feldman On Wednesday, June 17, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will host an evening event in Washington, D.C., on designing the 21stcentury. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website. Imagine a high school dance class in...

Integrating Art with STEM Education | Océane Boulais | TEDxBocaRaton

Through the power of a paintbrush, Océane Boulais illustrates the essentiality of art integration into STEM education to create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). From Leonardo Da Vinci to Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs, the presence of STEAM has been the driving force...

Reflections from STE[+a]MConnect 2015

Between the Welcome Reception at SILO in Makers Quarter and the conference at Qualcomm, we welcomed nearly 600 attendees! We kicked off the conference at SILO in Makers Quarter on Wednesday evening, surrounded by a beautiful installation created and built by 16 NewSchool of Architecture...

STEAM, not just STEM Education Infographic

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the center of attention in most US public schools today. The focus on STEM fields was initiated to increase global competitiveness and the project does have its merits. However, it has left the arts languishing far off in...

Education Gaining STEAM

U-T profiles of notable local people, By Story by Nina Garin, Photo by Howard Lipin • U-T5:05 a.m. March 11, 2015 Article Click Here

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering kicks off on Saturday, bringing six days of experiments, activities and interactions with local science educators and professionals.

Rodger Ashworth, 47, a resource teacher and administrator at Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet, is one of the event’s participants. The University City resident challenged his kindergarten through fifth-grade students to design and build arcade games, which will be on display at the festival’s Petco Park Expo Day on March 21.

Ashworth, a native San Diegan who went to Santa Fe Christian High School and Point Loma Nazarene University, explains why art is an important part of science.

April 21st // Arts OC’s Creative Edge Lecture: Breakthrough! w/ Sarah Lewis

Arts Orange County’s 6th annual Creative Edge Lecture featuring Sarah Lewis examines what we can all learn from the world’s greatest innovators. During this 90-minute lecture, Sarah Lewis will offer a new understanding of what sparks creative endeavors and illuminate how embracing our so-called failures...

What Letter Should We Add to STEM?

Oct 08, 2014 | 12-part series Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Nadine Ajaka At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of academics within some of America's top universities to debate how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) could be benefitted by another letter....

California, the Arts and the Creative Economy

John M. Eger  For the state that is home to Silicon Valley and high tech invention, to Hollywood and the single largest export in the world: theatrical films, it has always been a mystery why so few dollars were spent on the arts. In fact, the...