ISEA2012 Education Program

516 ARTS presents the ISEA2012 STEMArts Education Program, which aims to expose youth and teachers in New Mexico to electronic arts and teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through Art. The program includes a series of workshops, lectures and events aimed at grades 6-12th students and teachers. Participating venues include 516 ARTS, The Albuquerque Museum, Explora, The Harwood Art Center, The National Hispanic Cultural Center and many area schools and youth organizations.  The ISEA2012 STEMArts Education Program is generously sponsored by in part by Intel Corporation.

Intel Education Day

Intel Education Day of the ISEA2012 conference, on Sunday, September 23, 2012, offers a day of educational presentations, teacher training and youth activities focused on STEM Education. The main programs of the conference will take place in Downtown Albuquerque at indoor venues such as the KiMo Theatre, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque Public Library Main Branch, Re-Source, The Box and other small spaces to be announced.

Downtown Block Party

516 ARTS and Creative Albuquerque present the Downtown Block Party as part of Intel Education Day. The entire general public is invited to this free, outdoor celebration, which features artworks focusing on the conference sub-theme of Transportation: “Dynamobilities”. The programs include hands-on interactive DIY demos, performances, projections, illuminated projects and kinetic sculptures along Central Avenue where people can see the STEM + Arts innovations and participate in hands-on activities. Collaborators on this event include Downtown Action Team and the Downtown Arts & Culture District.

Visiting Artists Teaching Program

The ISEA2012 Visiting Artists Teaching Program is developed in partnership with Explora, New Mexico Highlands University, Taos Academy, The Harwood Art Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. It will bring a variety of adventurous STEM + Art workshops to Albuquerque and Taos, which will culminate in presentations during Intel Education Day of the conference, where students and teachers will have a chance to investigate and then share some of the newest technologies in artmaking.

ISEA2012 STEMArts competition Design your Future

Design Your Future is a statewide competition for middle and high school students, offering great prizes and the opportunity for young people to be a part of this exciting international event. Encouraging students to imagine, daydream and ponder ideas for the future is the goal of this competition. Students are being asked to visualize their ideas for the future by exploring the conference themes of ISEA2012 such as Machine Wilderness, Transportation, the Cosmos and Wildlife, among others. The students' images will be collaged to form a web-based digital art piece that will be presented at the ISEA2012 conference. Teachers can download a lesson plan that provides activity suggestions, resources and tips to engage students. Great prizes will be awarded and teachers can win free passes to Intel Education Day.

Bring the excitement of ISEA2012 to your classroom

The ISEA2012 STEMArts curriculum tool was built around and for the International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2012: Machine Wilderness (ISEA2012). It is a 21st Century teaching tool for middle and high school students. The ISEA2012 curriculum content is organized around the work and personal stories of featured ISEA2012 artists with a focus on STEM, creativity and innovation. Please visit and explore!

How to Participate

There are many ways to get involved in the ISEA2012 STEMArts Education Program! Learn more