Here's a new idea in education in the form of a prize — the ArtScience Prize.
It challenges students use their own passion to develop an innovative idea — which can be anything from a fashion line using recycled plastic bags to a device that sends scents across the ocean.
Carrie Fitzsimmons, executive director of ArtScience Labs. She's also founding director of the ArtScience Prize.
- "Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to close achievement gaps and produce U.S. innovation."
- "A hybrid restaurant-lab is, in many ways, the perfect distillation of what’s happening right now in Kendall Square—a neighborhood built around innovation and already home to restaurants like West Bridge, Commonwealth, Catalyst, and Area Four."
- "It won’t open until early 2014, but there’s a fascinating new project percolating in Kendall Square: The Lab Cambridge, a gallery and workspace intended to be a supercollider for artists, scientists, students, and entrepreneurs."
This segment aired on October 2, 2014.