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, ...

Innovation Instruction Critical for Higher Education Institutions

Innovation Instruction Critical for Higher Education Institutions By Edward Abeyta | Director of K-16 Programs, UC San Diego Our country is emerging from a period of economic uncertainty, but once again, turning to innovation appears to the key element to ensure a prosperous future. If this is...

On Becoming an Innovation Community

Today, understanding the challenges of the new global economy and knowing what it takes to succeed in the workplace of the future, we know it is not bandwidth in the ground that is so important as is the bandwidth in people's heads. And it starts...

Thinking Different: Unlocking the Keys to Your Creativity

Years ago, Jobs launched an Apple advertising campaign called "Think Different," featuring Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham,...

It’s All About Creativity

This movement by California matches the legislation signed by the governor of Massachusetts last spring, and is much like a bill working its way through the state legislature in Oklahoma to also establish a creativity index. Equally significant, Maine, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado...

The Artist as Advocate

Picasso once complained: "Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don't they try to understand the song of the birds?" He once is alleged to say he would've been a writer but he's not; he's a painter, so don't ask him to explain anything about his...

The Art and Design Legacy of the Apple CEO

The book by Walter Isaacson about Steve Jobs, former CEO and founder of Apple Computer, has now sold over one million copies. After talking with many of Steve's colleagues, Issacson discovered that to Steve, "You were either [a shithead or a hero], one or the...

STEAM: Experts Make Case for Adding Arts to STEM

“For me, it is about connecting—or reconnecting—the arts and sciences in ways that learning can happen at the intersection of the two,” said Mr. Seifter, an expert in arts-based learning who also consults with Fortune 500 companies on fostering business creativity. “We believe there is...