The Art of Science Learning (AOSL) – 3rd Year Project Update

Curriculum and Incubators The AOSL curriculum uses the arts to teach skills and practice steps common to most innovation processes, integrated with tools and best practices drawn from the Product Development Management Association Body of Knowledge and Lean Start-Up methodologies, developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading...



California in the Creative Economy (PDF) A White Paper Prepared For CREATE CA By John M, Eger Van Deerlin Chair of Communications and Public policy School of Journalism and Media Studies San Diego State University Fall, 2015...


Pay Attention – The Stuart Collection at UC San Diego

Established in 1982, the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego is a unique assembly of commissioned works by leading contemporary artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, and William Wegman. Each project is tailored for a specific site on the 1200-acre campus,...

Cambridge Ideas – Bird Tango

Professor Nicky Clayton researches the social behaviour, intelligence and dance credentials of birds! As an accomplished dancer in her own right she has fused her passions by collaborating with Rambert Dance Company to produce a Darwinian inspired ballet called The Comedy of Change....

City Heights Performance Annex Revival and Art on Chollas Creek

The City Heights Performance Annex isn’t the first venue that comes to mind when one thinks of cutting-edge art, but that could change in coming months. Last month, Nigel Brookes transferred from the Commission for Arts and Culture to become the annex’s new manager. The last...


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.