STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is a new initiative at East Los Angeles College developed with the goal of engaging students and members of the general community in the appreciation of art through a scientific viewpoint, and the appreciation of science from an artistic perspective. During the next six semesters, students and the community will be able to join us in a unique journey in which we will explore the art of sound production, the engineering of television production, masterpieces art conservation, and the physics of the human body in motion, among other topics. This STEAM initiative was made possible through funding from the US Department of Education, to help stimulate awareness of the impact of science in different areas of our life, while aiming to increase the number of students pursuing a degree in STEM.
In partnership with the LA Opera, and in collaboration Dr. Dinesh Chhetri, Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA, we explored the human voice as an art instrument. Through the understanding of the physiology of voice production we gained a deeper appreciation of the masterpieces of the opera.
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We are proud and excited to have partnered with Academy Award® winner Scott Stokdyk, Hispanic Heritage Foundation Chairman Emanuel Pleitez and with Novelas Educativas®. This installment focused on technology and its influence on media. We premiered the production of our first STEM Novela, Cultivando Raíces a short novela/ film which shows the struggles and success of students entering the STEM discipline. We have also produced a Documentary, Diversifying STEM Education which captures the perspective of leaders in the STEM fields and the community leaders on what more can be done to address the STEM gap and motivate Latinos and Latinas to endeavor those fields.
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