cockpit

Why STEAM Matters

The Art of Applying STEM: Why STEAM Matters “The first principle of architectural beauty is that the essential lines of a constructionbe determined by a perfect appropriateness to its use.” Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower) Trying to Fly When the Dashboard Gets in the Way “You are cleared for...

img_john

Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Through Technology, the World

John M. Eger Become a fanDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Last week, a new effort called #CONNECTTHEWORLD was announced in full page ads in all the major...

mia-ist-khs-april-2013-1024x768

GREEN STEAM

High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides fresh vegetables for the cafeteria. More Green STEAM at Green STEAM Communities ...

cropped-STEAMtbl.jpg

The Arts Effect: How STEM Becomes STEAM

By Ruth Catchen Argument and discussion abound over what STEAM might be. Some of the conversation is civil, while other comments sound more like educators who are staking out their turf, worried that their  favorite discipline will get short shrift. Here’s what I think: STEAM, or as...

Art Science Signpost Meaning Creative Or Scientific

Scientific Poetry: The Benefits of Cross-curricular Lesson Plans

By Monica Fuglei In 2001, I was a poet with writer’s block and without metaphors. As I browsed the shelves of my local bookstore, I picked up a text that shifted my paradigms as a writer: a children’s physics question and answer book. Over the course of...

brain

Good Thinking! — Why Right Brained is Wrong…Brained

Why Right Brained is Wrong…Brained — explains that the popular differentiation between “left” and “right brained” people discredits the complexity of the human brain. Science — just like history, art, math, or literature — requires both sides of the brain. Explore the research: http://s.si.edu/1IwH5zS Credits:...

jobs

Educating at the Intersection of Art and Technology

John M. Eger Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and work of Steve Jobs, founder of...

industry

​Picking up STEAM: How the arts can drive STEM leadership

Right now, governments all over the world seem to agree on one thing — there is not only a damaging shortage of STEM workers in the pipeline, but an entire skills sinkhole that needs to be plugged. There are many initiatives to drive STEM (science, technology,...

ramirez-creativity-stem_0

Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Photo credit: Shutterstock Article from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/creativity-secret-sauce-in-stem-ainissa-ramirez Humans have a few basic needs: air, food, water, clothing, shelter, belonging, intimacy and Wi-Fi. (OK, the last one is not really on the list.) Regardless of my attempt to be funny, what is no laughing matter is that we have primary...