Full STE[+a]M Ahead Week 1- Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation San Diego

Posted by Jacobs Center It’s summertime, but that doesn’t mean vital education is taking a back seat for Diamond Neighborhood kids. With the Full STE[+a]M Ahead program kicking off last week, students from local schools have been engaged in interactive learning courses focused on science, technology, engineering,...

Fareed Zakaria: STEM and the Liberal Arts Were a Power Couple

  Published on Apr 27, 2015 In its ancient origins, the liberal education featured science as an abstract elective rather than a practical subject which would net you a job. That science leads to a career while English and other liberal arts are subjects for stimulation is...

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.