Catalyst Conversations A Big Conversation About STEAM

May 6, 2014, 4:00PM - 7:30PM

Bartos Theater, Bldg. E15 Lower Atrium
20 Ames Street, Cambridge MA, 02139

Catalyst Conversations and Cambridge Creativity Commons (with involvement from RISD Nature Lab) are excited to present “A Big Conversation About STEAM”.  This program will continue to develop the discourse about STEAM education in Cambridge, now a STEM city, and beyond. The aim is 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.

Symposium Schedule

4 – 5pm           Discussion with K-12 & Higher Ed educators on the application of STEAM in the classroom

Welcome: Khari J. Milner, Ed.M., Co-Director, The Agenda for Children

Out-of-School-Time Initiative, Learning Partnerships Director, Cambridge Public Schools

Kyle Browne, Director, Cambridge Creativity Commons and Ingrid Gustafson Instructional Technology Specialist, Cambridge Public Schools

Marlon Orozco, Media Program Director, Community Arts Center

STEAM Clubs: RISD/Brown and MIT

Nicole Weber, Science in Education Program, Lesley University

5 – 6pm           Reception + Networking + Hands-on project

6 – 7pm           Discussion between scientists, artists and educators about the broader impact of STEAM in the community and the creative workplace

Welcome: Deborah Davidson, Director of Catalyst Conversations

Gavin Andrews, Assistant Director for Family, Student and Teacher Programs, Peabody Essex Museum

Diane Daily, Education Programs Manager, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Leila W. Kinney, Executive Director of Arts Initiatives

MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Saeed Arida, Founder and Chief Excitement Officer, NuVu

Scott Osterweil, Creative Director, The Education Arcade; Research Director, Comparative Media Studies, MIT

 7:00 – 7:30pm Conversations continue + Reception

For more information, contact:

Deborah Davidson
[617] 253-4680


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