Featured This Month
Renowned journalist, author, and food intellectual Michael Pollan receives the 2014 Nierenberg Award for Science in the Public Interest and takes you on a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion from the personal to the global on the production, economics and politics of food.
A distinguished Earth scientist with extensive national and international experience in ocean science, global climate, and environmental issues, Margaret Leinen is director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Take an up close look at how some of the latest research activities at Scripps Oceanography are helping to shape worldwide conversations about the future of our planet. Recorded on 02/09/2015.
Visual Artist Sheldon Brown presents a multimedia tour de force exploring how art and science illuminate the freedom of imagination. Using examples from his extensive body of work, the founding director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination challenges this audience to think about how developments in computation have reframed our understanding of the world and how new digital methods are affecting the means and modes of culture. Brown's talk is the final installment of the "Degrees of Freedom" lecture series presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego.
STEAM programs can be implemented at any age level. At the 2015 STEAMConnect Ascend Conference, Michele Browning shares STEAM efforts for preschool students at Hastings Ranch Nursery School in Pasadena and Joseph Acker follows with a presentation on STEAM programs for teens at e3 Civic High School in San Diego. Recorded on 03/05/2015.
STEAM requires partnership and input from varied perspectives. Laura Kohn of the Education Synergy Alliance calls on leaders in industry, education, and arts to share their experiences in building support for STEAM. Ed Hidalgo of Qualcomm, Suzette Lovely of the Carlsbad Unified School District, Roman Del Rosario of the Sweetwater Union High School District, Ed Abeyta of UC San Diego Extension and Dalouge Smith of the San Diego Youth Symphony discuss their work with Kohn at the 2015 STEAMConnect Ascend Conference. Recorded on 03/05/2015.
Harvard professor and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson shares his vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event. The eminent evolutionary biologist's Half Earth theory would set aside half the earth in connected corridors to protect areas for the millions of species with whom humans share the planet.