Last year, ilus Art worked with the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium as well as the Center for Creative Education to train educators on how to use cellular artwork to inspire students to create their own masterpieces while engaging them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). More than 200 pieces of student artwork was created during the pilot program and then displayed at the 12th annual World Stem Cell Summit on Public Education Day.
“We are honored to be part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, as well as one of the Nifty-Fifty Speakers giving talks at schools in the Washington, D.C. area”, said Janet Hubka, CEO of ilus Art. “I personally love getting students excited about lifelong learning in STEAM.
I really believe that in some students, it’s just one thing, one lecture that can ignite the fire of curiosity and discovery, which sets them on the path to become the next great scientist, doctor, teacher, engineer or artist”.
The April 5th school presentation will be given by Janet Hubka and her husband, Dr. Mark Hubka, and will showcase ilus Art’s K-12 lecture program, which inspires scientific curiosity by engaging students in STEAM through its unique cellular artwork. The students and their families are encouraged to experience the Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and meet with scientists, astronauts, teachers and other organizations who bring over 3000 hands-on STEM activities to the “next generation of innovators in STEAM.” They will also learn how scientists are using stem cells to rescue animal species from extinction, such as the Northern White Rhino.
About Ilus Art
At ilus, we discovered art in the laboratory…in the beautiful images of human cells that reflect life at the microscopic level. Scientists stain cells for a variety of experiments in the field of regenerative medicine – the pictures they capture are used to validate their research. By partnering with these scientists, ilus Art creates beautiful pictures of their work and educates the public about the incredible work being done in research. A benefit corporation, ilus honors the scientists’ commitment by donating a portion of its proceeds from artwork sales to the labs that created the picture and also to oncology, orthopedic and regenerative medicine research. ilus Art also supports groups like the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, the Summit for Stem Cells, CASIS, BIOCOM, CONNECT and the Regenerative Medicine Foundation.
At the center of ilus Art’s mission is its K-12 lecture program, which inspires scientific curiosity by engaging students in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) through scientific art. The presentations are provided at no cost to schools.
For more information about ilus Art visit http://ilusart.com
About the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival
The USA Science & Engineering Festival began in 2010 when its founder Larry Bock, and Expo Sponsor, Lockheed Martin and others partnered to create the largest science & engineering festival in the US. Now in its 9th year, the festival continues to grow, attracting over 375,000 people to learn more about the innovations taking place in STEAM.
“This event is about inspiring and motivating the next generation of innovators through science and engineering, while also educating teachers, parents and the public about the exciting cutting-edge advances taking place in technology.” – Larry Bock
Learn more at www.USAScienceFestival.org