Monthly Archives: November 2013

STEAM

Last week we had an amazing round table with  Rebecca Kamen. She is a phenomenal artist, and I cannot stress enough how thought provoking and beautiful her pieces are.  Aside from her pieces being so captivating, the methodology behind them makes them that much more intriguing. She combines science and art in order to come up with these beautiful displays. She has a mind that is able to connect visually appealing images and installations that often depict events and processes that occur naturally in science.  I think it can be unanimous in saying that she was able to illuminate the minds of the crowd with her explanations of swirl patterns and overviews of scientists/artists who used their knowledge to depict these beautiful natural patterns and structures.

What is really mind blowing about her, is how she is able to engage audiences in subjects that can be daunting. I know the idea of neuroscience is fairly intimidating to me, but she presented these scientific disciplines and notions in an intriguing and approachable way.  More importantly, she truly encourages students to explore and look at science, technology, engineering, and math from an artistic lens.  There is beauty in it, and she manages to capture it and be inspired by it.

For a look at her work please check out her website:

http://rebeccakamen.com/#3

New Schedule!!

Here is an updated schedule of the happenings that will be going on at the Women Center and various other groups we adore.

November 2013 Calendar Women’s Center

November 6 :       11:15-12:15         AA 331

Round Table – Putting STEAM into STEM – Rebecca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science. She has exhibited and lectured all around the world including NIH, MIT and many other world class institutions. Hear her talk about her experiences and inspire discussion about how the boundaries of art and science are more fluid than we think and how each discipline can inform and inspire the other.

November 6:        3:30-4:30              AA 331

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring – Anyone is free to participate in sharing with other students challenges, celebrations and support.

November 7:        2-3                          AA 331

Gay Straight Alliance

November 7:        4:30-7                    AA 196

Women’s Center and Psychology Department team up to show “Crazy Like Me”, a film about five interwoven stories that focus on mental illness and its impact on those it affects, their friends and families. After the movie there will be panelists to discuss issues surrounding depression, bipolar, and PTSD.

November 13:      11:15-12:15         AA 331

Round Table: Dr. Abeba Fekade leads a discussion about resilience.

November 14:      2-3                          AA 331

Gay Straight Alliance

November 19:      2-3                          AA 331

Round Table – Topic to be announced

November 20:      4:30-7:20              AA 196

Movie: “Girls Rising” (http://www.girlrising.com/) offered by Women’s Studies, Psychology, and cosponsored by AAUW. The film tells about nine girls from around the world and the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to positively transform the world.

November 21:      2-3                          AA 331

Gay Straight Alliance

November 26: 2-3                               AA 331

Round Table: Topic to be announced