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.

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