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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....

AoSL’s Innovation Launch

When: Oct. 16 Where: Balboa Park Grand Ballroom Join us in our continued support of The Art of Science Learning at their San Diego Innovation Launch event on October 16. Celebrate and learn along side of AoSL's Incubator for Innovation teams that have developed innovative projects addressing...

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...