Art in Science Promoting Interest in Research and Exploration (ASPIRE)

Fillingim, Matthew and Zevin, Daniel and Thrall, Leitha and Croft, Steve and Raftery, Claire and Shackelford, Rikki (2015) Art in Science Promoting Interest in Research and Exploration (ASPIRE). In: Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 265-268.

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Abstract

Led by U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory in partnership with U.C. Berkeley Astronomy, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and the YMCA of the Central Bay Area, Art in Science Promoting Interest in Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) is a NASA EPOESS-funded program mainly for high school students that explores NASA science through art and highlights the need for and uses of art and visualizations in science. ASPIRE’s aim is to motivate more diverse young people (especially African Americans) to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) topics and careers, via 1) Intensive summer workshops; 2) Drop-in after school workshops; 3) Astronomy visualization-focused outreach programming at public venues including a series of free star parties where the students help run the events; and 5) A website and a number of social networking strategies that highlight our youth’s artwork.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2017 21:19
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1244

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