The Exploring Science in the Studio National Science Foundation grant funded three initiatives at California College of the Arts, a private four-year art and design college in the San Francisco Bay Area. The grant sponsored annual Science-in-the-Studio which embedded scientists into the art and design studio curriculum, the creation of Mobile Units for Scientific Exploration (MUSE) and a new collection of science materials, equipment, and natural specimens, and a national symposium on integrating science into the art and design studio curriculum. Approximately 30 SitS classes have been offered since 2010, and the Exploring Science in the Studio symposium was convened at CCA in November 2015. Students played a large role in the research, prototyping, and design of the MUSE system which provides a new model for semi-permanent science classroom/lab/museum spaces in locations that lack the physical, financial, or curricular ability to have full or traditional science spaces.
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"Cataloging wonder: the art and science of the collection,"
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 27.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol3/iss1/27
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Student sketches for the collection cards
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Student-designed collection cards
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Drawers of the MUSE System
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