Art of Science Learning Seminar

Tim Morrison presents “The Art of Science Learning” Tuesday, August 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Building 240, Rm. 1416.

Tim Morrison is the Director of the Chicago Incubator for Innovation and will explain the project in depth and detail opportunities to participate in this program that re-imagines science education.

The event features a 40 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute Q&A period.

Abstract: “The Art of Science Learning” is an exciting project funded by the National Science Foundation that seeks to spark innovation and creativity in science education through the integration of art-infused learning methods. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, is one of only three Incubators for Innovation nationwide that will be implementing and testing a new innovation curriculum which uses the arts to energize creative thinking and critical analysis.

Over the course of 11 months, a diverse group including scientists, artists, engineers, designers, educators, business professionals, high school and college students, and community leaders will receive arts-driven training in innovation and creativity. Then, working as teams, they will use their newfound innovative skills to address the challenge of urban nutrition in Chicago and to create new science education projects.

The Art of Science Learning will document and evaluate the effectiveness of this new arts-driven curriculum to improve the creative thinking, innovative ability and collaborative skills of our diverse community of participants.

Through new arts-infused innovation techniques, participants will learn and apply:

  • opportunity identification and analysis
  • idea generation, enrichment and selection
  • product design and development
  • marketing and business planning
  • product testing and launch

Contact Andrea Cipriani, Regional Outreach Office, for more information: acipriani@anl.gov

About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues. Henne has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Purdue University, a B.S. in biology from Governors State University, and an A.A.S. in radiography from Kankakee Community College. She came to Argonne as a postdoctoral researcher in the Biosciences Division in 2009 and became a program coordinator in 2011.
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