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From STEM to STEAM October 5, 2013

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Uncategorized.
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We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM.  STEM + Art = STEAM

We often hear the acronym STEM when talking about technology but equally important to Science, Engineering and Math is ART. We inherently know how innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects but, it is Art + Design that will allow us to deliver desirable technology (instead of simply functional technology), increase its adoption and transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.

Cathy Simpson of T4G blogs about the importance of this movement – “We need to support and enable that creativity not only in the technology arena but the arts because I believe that’s what will help us produce more inventors, creators, and big thinkers who can help all of us imagine the world that we can and want to live in.” Check out her blog: http://cathysimpsonblog.wordpress.com/

The objectives of the STEAM movement are simple:

  • transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
  • encourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 education
  • influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation

Watch for the movement to gain traction in our educational curriculum and encourage our youth toward education in STEM subjects as well as the Arts.

High Tech Crime Investigation Ass: 2013 Professional Dev Day October 2, 2013

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, October 2013, Uncategorized.
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The High Technology Crime Investigation Association is holding their 2013 Professional Development Days in Fredericton this October 21st and 22nd.

Take at look at the agenda: http://atlantichtciaconference.org/agenda.html – all classes are hands-on, instructor led so bring your own laptop. Instructors will provide the required software and participants simply bring a rig and their enthusiasm.

There will also be a Free public education event on the evening of the 21st! No registration required, just show up at the Delta at 6:30PM and follow the signs.

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