Welcome to The Art of Science Learning!

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!

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Welcome! I am delighted to see your new blog dedicated to the "art of science learning." I am deeply committed to pedagogy in science and look forward to your insights. Enrollments in STEM majors has been increasing steadily at my own institution, a healthy sign for the future. Thank you for this important initiative.

The text in preparation, ABOUT MATHEMATICS, fits perfectly into this project. Being developed for humanities students and already tested with a group of undergraduates at Buffalo State College, ours is a program that is designed to reach out to these students.

We are currently seeking trial centers with whom we will work closely.

For further information, contact me at: insrisg@buffalo.edu

Gerry Rising
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
University at Buffalo

By Gerald Rising (not verified) on 19 Mar 2011 #permalink

This is a great idea. Many scientists are interested in artistic perspectives on the phenomena they devote their research to. They can be a great resource as this effort moves forward!