Poster - Project STEAM: Integrating Art with Science to Build Science Identities Among Girls

Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Community Outreach Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Education and learning science | Life science | Physics
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
Organization:
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Description: 

Project STEAM aims to inspire art-interested girls to enter STEM careers through a series of activities, including summer academies that explore the biology and physics of color, science café-style presentations that feature the overlap between art and science, and the development of “kits” that can be used in informal and formal venues (Girl Scouts, science centers, and K-12 classrooms). Project research explores two questions: 1) How does an art-focused approach (STEAM) to teaching science support engagement in scientific practices such as experimentation, observation, and communication of scientific information; and 2) How does a STEAM approach support STEM-related identity shifts in young girls?

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
1224020
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
1223363

Team Members

Laura ConnerLaura ConnerPrincipal Investigator

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