Sept. 6 Common Hour: Do STEM and Art Go Together?

Join Professors Jen Musa and Marcia Blackburn at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in T-102 for a discussion entitled “Do STEM and art go together? Health for Haiti proves they do.”

In 2018, students and faculty in SUNY Broome’s Health for Haiti program brought the joy of learning science and art to children and adults in the poorest areas of Haiti. Health for Haiti is using an affordable, paper-based microscope to ignite the curiosity and excitement of scientific exploration in children in urban and rural Haiti. Children who have had little or no exposure to science are learning about magnification, quality scientific observation and critical thinking. The Foldoscope is providing children and adults with their first glimpses into the wonders of a previously unknown world.

Come learn how STEM and art can be paired to foster creativity and growth in education, and how you can bring the wonders of science and art into any home or classroom.

Kevin Carr teaches a Haitian student how to use a microscope. Photo by Professor Marcia Blackburn

Kevin Carr teaches a Haitian student how to use a microscope. Photo by Professor Marcia Blackburn