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Kai Kaoni

in Flagstaff, Arizona

Stem to Steam

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2017
IN FLAGSTAFF @ VOL 4

From the perspective of an artist, engineer and educator, Kai Kaoniexplores the importance of art in innovation curriculum.  Using his own photography and paintings as a backdrop, he describes how the new STEAM education initiative could create the next generation of great American thinkers.

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Stem Cell Art

BY IRWIN ADAM EYDELNANT
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. After a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 27, 2013.

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Generating STEAM

BY BART TAYLOR
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Bart Taylor is a robotics and technology high school teacher in Bryan College Station Texas. He discusses the importance of adding an "A" to "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math" (STEM) to generate  STEAM: "Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Math."

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Stem Cell Donation: Match in a Million

BY SOON-OK HEIJMANS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 19, 2015

Soon-ok Heijmans, a researcher on Asian affairs and a leukemia survivor, tells about the miracle of finding one's match in a million through stemcell donation.

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Story Time

BY JOSEPHINE CAMARILLO
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Josephine Caramillo shares her enthusiasm for story time as education and entertainment, empowering children with knowledge and confidence to be their own superheroes through story time. As illustrated by her programs, a library can provide for more than the development of a love of books and literacy, it can provide for the development of children’s motor skills, social skills and more.

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Who Is STEAM Works

BY JESSICA NUNNO
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 30, 2017

Jessica Nunno and Karl Liggin shine some light on STEAM Works, Huntsville's multifaceted non-profit proliferating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in the community.

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STEMing For Youth

BY MARTIN LANDA
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 04, 2018

On May 1, the STEMing for Youth project team spent the school day at Cabrillo High School giving the students the opportunity to understand the real world application of STEM concepts from working professionals. Utilizing a variety of career professionals to make presentations and participate in Q&As, the project team spent time in during the day in classrooms Interested students, not just those that had classroom sessions with the projected, were invited and attended an afterschool STEM Career mixer. The project team were able to hold small group discussions with the students about business and career opportunities. The mixer enabled the students to ask questions directly to the professionals about education, career paths and workforce opportunities with STEM careers.

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Seeing the World in LEGO: Mixing Creativity, Art and STEM

BY LUKE LYONS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

What if the world was made of LEGO? In this talk, Luke Lyons shares how he sees the world as tiny plastic interlocking bricks.  Lyons, like many children, grew up playing with LEGO, but today he uses LEGO as an outlet for his creativity and artistic side.  He has created LEGO scale buildings of old high schools, university buildings, train stations and designed his own museum specifically for the purpose of displaying a LEGO Tyrannosaurus rex. He discusses how LEGO promotes creativity in STEM education, while still accessing the arts.