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Integrating Art into the STEM Curriculum: Art is Science (Joyce Symoniak, IMSA)
Episode 211th October 2023 • STEM Lab • South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
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How does art inform science? What role does science have in art? What is the importance of art in science education? Joyce Symoniak, visual arts teacher at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, answers these questions and talks about the fact that science students need art skills. She provides specific classroom examples of how she has enhanced student creativity by integrating art, science, and engineering in her instruction.

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Integrating Art into the STEM Curriculum: Art is Science (Joyce Symoniak, IMSA)

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

  • Nicole Kroeger, PhD | SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics - Cohost and Interviewer. Nicole Kroeger is the manager of the online diploma program at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, one of the United States' top public STEM schools. Nicole also teaches mathematics courses at GSSM including calculus, precalculus, and upper level math electives. Nicole earned her PhD in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 and started teaching at GSSM in August 2014. During her time at GSSM, she served as mathematics department chair for 4 years and currently manages one of GSSM's virtual programs.
  • Michael Newsome, PhD | SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics - STEM Lab Host. E-mail: stemlab@governors.school LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelanewsome Michael A Newsome is the Vice President of Academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, one of the United States' top public STEM schools. Michael oversees curriculum and instruction in the school’s three residential and online academic programs that serve the most talented and motivated students from across the state of South Carolina. Michael manages the operations of the school's faculty and academic service offices such as the registrar, research and inquiry, college counseling, student success, and academic teams and competitions. Michael also teaches economics, finance, and entrepreneurship. Before coming to the Governor’s School in 2016, Michael was a tenured Full Professor of Economics at Marshall University. There, Michael taught undergraduate, masters, and doctoral classes and worked as MBA Director. Michael has taught economics at universities and secondary institutions around the world and has published research in several sub-disciplines of economics. Michael’s primary professional specialty is the management of institutional change, with a particular focus on designing, piloting, and implementing new and efficient value-adding policies and programs.
  • Ms. Joyce Symoniak – Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Episode 2 Guest

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