The National Science Foundation Presents: Fostering STEAM—Combining Art and Science to Promote Equity


The National Science Foundation Presents: Fostering STEAM—Combining Art and Science to Promote Equity
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Learn how STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics—can promote equity and build identification with science and art! Discover a series of hands-on lessons that embody these principles by engaging students in content that covers art and science together. These activities connect the visual arts with biology, chemistry, and optics and, in turn, promote a STEAM mindset. Content is aligned with both art and science national standards.

Laura Carsten Conner, PhD

Laura Carsten Conner is research assistant professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the former head of public programs at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, where she directed the development of exhibits and educational programs. She now leads and studies a number of out-of-school programs for youth, with a special interest in equity for girls and art-science connections. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and reading Harry Potter books in her free time.

Sarah Masterman, MEd

Sarah Masterman has more than 20 years of teaching experience, working with students in grades 3 through 12. Throughout most of those years, science has been her primary focus, particularly for students in grades 4 through 8. She first learned about Colors of Nature—a project that emphasizes the connection of art and science and is supported by the National Science Foundation—when her daughter attended one of the first Colors of Nature camps in Fairbanks. She subsequently attended a workshop for teachers and made use of several of the Colors of Nature activities in her classes.

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