Discoveries in Art and Science rely on curiosity and a willingness to explore. Creativity is at the heart of both disciplines. In fact, the process of scientific discovery and art making is very similar. This process requires risk taking, problem solving, patience, being able to see things from multiple perspectives and the ability to tell a story.
Through a program hosted by Whitehead Institute and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, students can begin to understand the connection between art and science and discover how creative thinking plays a critical role in both disciplines.
This approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education will allow students to build confidence and curiosity in science and art while also teaching them important thinking skills (flexibility, listening to other ideas, problem solving, brainstorming, observation) and hands-on lab skills (pipetting, using lab equipment, some basic molecular and microbiology skills).
The Creativity Lab was held July 18-22, 2016.
Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) education integrates arts and the sciences to stimulate a student's creativity.