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2017 Sci|Art Nanolab Final Presentations

Watch the live stream of the final presentations, Friday 8/04, 10:00 am pst


Imagine the “Impossible”

Creativity is the fundamental source of innovation in any endeavor. Unfortunately, current educational models generally focus on the development analytical skills at the expense of creative thought. Sponsored by UCLA's Art|Sci Center, the Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute is a highly competitive, 2-week summer program for high school juniors and seniors interested in collaborating with diverse and notable minds to challenge traditional, polarized perspectives of the arts and sciences.

Interdisciplinary at its core, nanoscience research requires fresh ways of thinking and new methodologies. The future of nanotechnology is determined not just by scientific knowledge, but also by the application of creative thought and imagination that go beyond a traditional reductionist approach. The advantage of an artistic approach to nanotechnology lies in its ability to address challenges from a more holistic and general view, to conceive of new ways to deal with complexity which, when combined with science, provide a powerful new direction for invention and creation.

The students will apply the knowledge they gain during this two-week course by presenting a research project proposal in a group of their peers. The presentations will be live streamed Friday, August 4, 10-:00 am - 1:00 pm pst.