Alexander Major II, Project ARISE; Brown University posted a question on "Ask a Question"

PostedMonday, April 13, 2015 at 11:28 PM

Can anyone give me a suggestion on how universities can assist public science programs in STEAM programs?
I have pointed out in my power point,  "Artistic Inquiry in the Sciences" (which culminated from a workshop visit to the Rhode Island School Of Design) that Art appreciation is needed to assist future scientists in engineering design. However, access to the needed resources to promote this perspective is difficult in the High School;Public Schools.
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  • Greg Pearson , National Academy of Engineering
    Posted Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM
    Alexander: Let me also suggest you contact another LE pioneer user, Jeff Lonnett, who has been weaving engineering design into his art classes. I believe his email is listed in his profile. If not, please contact me and I will connect you both! Greg
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  • Greg Pearson , National Academy of Engineering
    Posted Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM
    Alexander: There are many ways universities can interact with local PreK-12 schools around STEAM. (I am assuming the "A" you've added to STEM is for the arts.) Some invite teachers on campus for workshops or longer summer internships. Others have faculty who got out to schools and work directly with teachers. Some to both. Many universities have existing outreach programs, so poking around on a university's website is a good first step. You might also look at the CADRE website (http://cadrek12.org/), which catelogs many NSF-funded project that are doing research in education at the K-12 level. Many of the grantees are university faculty. Greg
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