UC San Diego Visual Arts Professor Moves ‘Mountains’

Faculty-artist and her students combine art and technology to re-create Devil’s Tower Clay oozes from a pump suspended by cables in a giant steel frame. Guided by computer software, the pump swings like a pendulum as it extrudes ropes of clay that will, over the course...

UC San Diego Artists Play Big Role in ‘Without Walls’ Festival

HEDDA'ING, created by San Diego-based performer/choreographer and UC San Diego M.F.A. candidate Sam Mitchell, with Norway-based dance theatre artists Siri Jondtvedt and Snelle Hall, set around artist Do Ho Suh’s “Fallen Star” sculpture, as part of 2013 WoW Festival. Photo: Jim Carmody. Faculty, students and alumni...

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,...

Tiger Math – UC San Diego’s STEAMchannel

Patrick Sanan, who studied mathematics at UC San Diego, explains how he combined geometry and physics to devise the mathematics that made possible the visualization of the virtual tiger Richard in the Oscar award-winning motion picture, "Life of Pi." ...

Art and Science – Salk Institute

Float Boat, The Sun, Red Reeds It's no secret Jonas Salk strongly believed that art and science go hand-in-hand. But would he have imagined the dramatic display of vibrant colored glass in the same iconic courtyard that serves to inspire Salk researchers in search of their...

Full STE[+a]M Ahead Week 1- Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation San Diego

Posted by Jacobs Center It’s summertime, but that doesn’t mean vital education is taking a back seat for Diamond Neighborhood kids. With the Full STE[+a]M Ahead program kicking off last week, students from local schools have been engaged in interactive learning courses focused on science, technology, engineering,...

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....