“Arts and science are similar in that they are expressions of what it is to be human in this world. Both are driven by curiosity, discovery, the aspiration for knowledge of the world or oneself. But they express themselves in different ways…” _Ariane Koek
- Ariane Koek founded CERN Particle Physics Laboratory and directs the Collide@Cern Artist Residency program at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and home to the Large Hadron Collider. It was founded to honor the creative process and to keep science and the arts in an equal balance of wonder and excellence. Her unique laboratory of the imagination envisions “the arts and science in fluid interchange—just as they were in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, when he moved easily between the two”.
- Dr. Ken Wesson, S.T.R.E.A.M. educational consultant and neuroscientist, offers educators
the understanding and the tools needed to move beyond STEM, toward a creative,
integrated and interdisciplinary learning model. He states “In the ‘S.T.R.E.A.M.’ model
for student learning, Science, Technology, Thematic instruction, Reading/Language Arts,
Engineering, Art and Mathematics converge, to teach to the broader context of human