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...

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....

Dream Rocket Project on Kickstarter from September 1 – October 10, 2014.

The International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) was formed to create deeper learning experiences through art, collaboration, and cross-curricular themed programming for individuals and their communities. IFC’s current initiative, The Dream Rocket Project (DRP) launched in 2009, is collecting 8,000 works of art that will be stitched...

Sir Ken Robinson – Can Creativity Be Taught?

Published on Aug 30, 2014 “If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just 19 minutes his wry but eviscerating presentation gave voice to...

Kickstarter Campaign – CodeSpells: Express Yourself With Magic

Become the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen by crafting magical spells in code. When we were young, wizards like Gandalf and Dumbledore struck a chord in our minds. We spent hours pretending to be wizards and casting epic imaginary spells. Now, we want...

PLAY DAY for Educators: July 24, Balboa Park.

  Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:30 – 6:30 pm Balboa Park  •  San Diego Museum of Art  Sculpture Garden  •  Plaza de Panama Educators and leaders in schools, universities, museums, learning centers… Move, make, and play — merging art, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!    Register for PLAY DAY! ...

Creativity for Entrepreneurs: 4 Tips

For some entrepreneurs, a great “aha” moment is the spark that leads to the formation of their company. But just one ‘aha’ isn’t going to do it. Once you’re up and running, you may need new products, a better way to deal with your hotheaded...