Green STE[+a]M Commmunities via UC San Diego

Green STEAM Communities is a group of researchers, educators, and activists. Our core mission is to facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations between local communities and institutions of higher education in ways that advance environmental, social, and food justice as well as the vision of the engaged university. Engaged...

Green STE[+a]M GPS Technology & Botanical Art

Source:  ArtPlantae Today  STEAM Journal Link The focus on technology, plants and art this month has been both fun and stressful. How does one even begin to blend a discipline as ancient, traditional, moving and beautiful as botanical art with the bells, whistles and modern-day graphics of technology? My...

Convergent and Divergent Thinking Styles – The foundation for STE[+a]M

Source: http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/converge.htm Hudson (1967) studied English schoolboys, and found that conventional measures of intelligence did not always do justice to their abilities. The tests gave credit for problem-solving which produced the "right" answer, but under-estimated creativity and unconventional approaches to problems. He concluded that there were two different forms of thinking...

10 great places to be inspired by innovation

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="380"] The National Center for Atmospheric Research. National Center for Atmospheric Research[/caption] America's success has been fed by its innovators and inventors – optimists like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison whose inspired work continues, even after their deaths, to fuel this country's growth....

STEAMBrief

Events: Full STE+aM Ahead networking - Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-8:00pm at Birch Aquarium Art of Science Learning Incubator info session - Friday, April 26, 9:00am at San Diego Natural History Museum, application to join incubator  San Diego STEM Collaboratory's Inaugural STEM Summit - Friday, May 3, 8:00-4:00pm at Grossmont College Innovation Economy Expo (note:...

Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership invites you to participate in the NSF-funded Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation. The Art of Science Learning project uses the arts to spark creativity in science learning and to develop a skilled workforce in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

What’s an Edcamp? What’s Edcamp STEAM?

Edcamp STEAM is an “unconference” (or “edcamp”) focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math in the K-12 classroom. A dedicated team of volunteer organizers decided months ago to hold this event due to the immense popularity of this topic, and, more importantly – to...

Sesame Street STEM + A = STEAM: When art meets science, technology, engineering and math.

  Reference Link: http://www.sesameworkshop.org/season43/about-the-show/curriculum In season 43 of Sesame Street, the show continues its focus on STEM education, adding the arts to the equation, creating STEAM. The cornerstone of the curriculum remains the connection between the four main domains: science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but the updated approach integrates...

Americans for the Arts Salutes Launch of Congressional STEAM Caucus

January 30, 2013—A bipartisan team of members of Congress have launched the Congressional STEAM Caucus. The STEAM Caucus, a popular acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, which "aims to change the vocabulary of education to recognize the benefits of both the arts and...