STEAM Rising: Why we need to put the arts into STEM education.

 By Anna Feldman On Wednesday, June 17, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will host an evening event in Washington, D.C., on designing the 21stcentury. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website. Imagine a high school dance class in...

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Happier Students, HIgher Scores: The role of the arts integration

by Matthew Lync   The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear...

Schools bring design thinking to students

New learning theory being introduced at two San Diego North County campuses By Gary Warth8:38 A.M.AUG. 17, 2014 While innovations in teaching seem to come and go every few years, two North County school districts are so committed to one new method that they’ve named soon-to-open schools after...

Diamond Youth Program – Full STE[+a]M Ahead – San Diego

Be a part of a progressive movement that can build greener, healthier, socially just, and environmentally sustainable communities. Earn college credit or community service hours while you learn about career paths in STE[+a]M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art / Design, Math). Course Topics Urban gardening,  Sustainability,  Mobile application development, ...

UC San Diego Dissertation – Integration of the Arts in STEM

  Dr. Sheena Ghanbari recently completed her dissertation on the Integration of the Arts in STEM. The open access link to her dissertation - Click Here Congratulations to Sheena for adding another relevant contribution to the STEAM research realm. If you would like to know moare about her research, please contact...

Bon Voyage Kim: T-Minus Six Weeks to Qatar!

Our very own Kim Richards is heading off to Doha, Qatar this October for a STEAM Roundtable to discuss the importance and impact of integrating the arts into STEM curricula. Qatar Foundation International (QFI) in collaboration with The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) is bringing together...

Becoming Indispensable

Posted May 15th, 2013 by Basma El Husseiny Source: http://www.artsjournal.com/fieldnotes/2013/05/becoming-indispensable/ While articulating the value of what arts organizations offer to society in specific quantitative terms is necessary and important, most people will not be able to see the connection between these terms and the change they would like to happen...

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to...

UCSD – Together Again Building Art and Science

UC San Diego’s Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) building fosters a collaborative culture by design. Structural engineers, nanoengineers, medical device researchers, and visual artists share the multidisciplinary facility, which opened at the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2012. With art studios on all four floors, art...