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Abstract

SciArt Exchange offers multi-disciplinary art contests, artwork events, consulting, training and community resources to support science and technology education, collaboration, and innovation. Using a science-integrated- with-art approach, SciArt Exchange supports, prepares, and convenes people of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations to discuss and potentially solve space, science, and technology challenges. This field note shares the Humans in Space Art Program and the Project Mars Competition.

Author/Artist Bio

Jancy McPhee has a B.A. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Brandeis University. She was a cellular and molecular neuroscience researcher in academia for 17 years before joining the National Space Biomedical Research Association and later the Universities Space Research Association to manage various aspects of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) domestic and international space life sciences research programs. Since 2010, her goals have been to find motivating and novel ways to enhance space education and science and technology innovation and to promote global collaboration. She created the international Humans in Space Art Program to encourage people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to think about and creatively communicate their visions of the future of human space exploration through visual, literary, musical, and video art. So far, the Program has engaged 1000’s of artists, and 100,000’s have viewed multi-media artwork displays and performances online, locally on Earth, and in space. Most recently, she established SciArt Exchange, a nonprofit to expand the Humans in Space Art Program and initiate other global science-integrated-with-art activities that inspire the world about space, science and technology and prepare them for the future. These activities include training on topics such as science communication, creativity and teamwork, and the value of SciArt and other techniques to STEAM STEM education. Dr. McPhee also provides consulting on STEAM development of corporations and educational organizations. www.SciArtExchange.org Twitter: @SpaceArtSAE Facebook: @SciArtExchange Instagram: @SciArtExchange

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