The Sci|Art NanoLab offers a cutting-edge, 4-credit lab/studio course designed specifically to expose High School students to the concept of the scientific method and the artistic process as complimentary tools for rethinking traditional models of exploration and innovation by making connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts.
Lab visits, workshops, hands-on experiments, and meetings with world renowned scientists will be balanced with visits to museums, daily movie screenings and meetings with famous contemporary artists who collaborate with scientists. This course aims to expose students to the works of scientists and artists that explore new forms of creative expression, communication, and collaboration within this multi-disciplinary field while introducing them to current research specific to nanotechnology.
To foster this process, groups of students will develop an original concept for a collaborative project under the challenge of ‘Imagine the Impossible’. With the assistance skill workshops and the knowledge base of the Sci|Art Team, groups of students will create and deliver a multimedia presentation during the closing ceremony.