5/6/14 – A Big Conversation About STEAM
This program furthered the discourse about STEAM education in Cambridge, now a STEM city, and beyond. The aim was to demonstrate the importance of STEAM in K-12 and higher education, as well as discussing the broader impact and growing interest in STEAM within the larger community, the creative workforce and professional scientists and artists.
Gavin Andrews – Assistant Director for Family, Student and Teacher Programs, Peabody Essex Museum
Saeed Arida – Founder and Chief Excitement Officer, NuVu
Kyle Browne – Director, Cambridge Creativity Commons
Diane Daily – Education Programs Manager, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Ingrid Gustafson – Instructional Technology Specialist, Cambridge Public Schools
Leila W. Kinney – Executive Director of Arts Initiatives MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
Khari J. Milner, Ed.M. – Co-Director, The Agenda for Children Out-of-School-Time Initiative, Learning Partnerships Director, Cambridge Public Schools
Marlon Orozco – Media Program Director, Community Arts Center
Scott Osterweil – Creative Director, The Education Arcade; Research Director, Comparative Media Studies, MIT
STEAM Clubs: RISD/Brown, MIT
Nicole Weber – Science in Education Program, Lesley University
Organized in collaboration with Cambridge Creativity Commons and The Agenda for Children.
Cambridge Creativity Commons engages Cambridge Public School students and teachers in developing their imagination and creativity across disciplines to enrich aesthetic understanding and activate joy of learning through innovative arts-based projects.
The Agenda for Children is a unique collaboration between various public and private entities to identify the needs of Cambridge children and to formulate cooperative strategies and programs to address those needs.