The Art of Science Learning is an NSF-funded exploration of how the arts can strengthen STEM skills and spark creativity in the 21st-Century American workforce. The project will be launched this spring with conferences in Washington, DC (at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, April 6-7), Chicago (Illinois Institute of Technology, May 16-17) and San Diego (CALIT2 at UCSD, June 14-15).
These conferences will bring together scientists, artists, educators, museum professionals, business leaders, researchers and policymakers, to explore the role of the arts in science education and participate in hands-on workshops led by some of the world's leading practitioners of arts-based learning.
As we prepare for the conferences, several members of our advisory committee (including several leading educators and scientists, as well as a business writer and an arts leader) will join with our staff and guest bloggers from ScienceBlogs, to lay out the landscape and articulate many of the issues and challenges we'll be discussing at the conferences.
We look forward to hearing your comments!