Cultivating Relationships with Fellow STEAMers

The Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research (CESTEMER) 2015 conference brought together “a community of practice and research that explores the relevance of performance and performing arts to creating STEM fields as humanistic, collaborative, inclusive, and highly innovative fields of practice.” In other words, like-minded individuals that are working in a space that is […]

STEM Dance-ology’s Big Debut!

Having workshopped the Tumor Killing Bacteria (TKB) activity twice, we felt confident about the content as we headed to the California Academy of Sciences for their NightLife Series. We were assigned a prime location (next to the penguins!), we had a booth staffed with fabulous volunteers, we had posters with engaging and explanatory artwork by […]

Motivating Scientist Volunteers to Dance

When planning the Tumor Killing Bacteria activity (first previewed with scientists at the Joint BioEnergy Institute – read more here), we wanted to supplement the dancing with scientist volunteers that could speak more deeply on the subject of synthetic biology for our big debut at the California Academy of Sciences NightLife Series. We realized we […]