Exploring STEAM: STEM in Music and Media E11
STEM Unplugged is a monthly podcast of SciTech Institute, a collaborative nonprofit organization making STEM connections in Arizona and beyond with Chief Operating Officer Kelly Greene and Arizona Chief Science Officer, Shalae. In this episode of STEM Unplugged, the topic revolves around Exploring STEAM: STEM in Music & Media.
Garth Paine, a professor of digital sound and interactive media at the School of Arts Media and Engineering at ASU and Evan Tobias, an associate professor of Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theater share about ways to collaborate using music.
The School of Arts Media and Engineering at ASU is an innovative cross disciplinary school which leverages art, science, humanities and technology to drive positive change in complex social issues. The teaching, creative work, and research at Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University are animated by the question posed in the episode about how might we make a positive impact on society through musical engagement, learning, and inquiry. Chief Science Officer Shalae shares about her Action Plan and the use of music to enhance the media to connect with her peers at McClintock High School.
The Music Learning and Teaching program in the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre is one of the most innovative in the U.S. Their degree programs emphasize four core principles intended to prepare students for successful careers as leaders in music teaching and learning: Flexible musicians, Innovative Practitioners, Inquisitive Thinkers, and Community leaders. ASU music learning and teaching graduates make a difference in the lives of their students and communities.
As part of the Music Learning and Teaching program at ASU, The Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education conducts use-inspired research and collaborative initiatives to help music educators and those involved in arts, cultural, non-profit, and corporate sectors imagine and enact new possibilities for music teaching, learning, and engagement. CITME collaborates with people and organizations interested in advancing music education to develop music teaching, learning, and engagement in relation to contemporary society and the future. CITME looks to broaden and deepen how music teaching and learning can impact society and contribute to positive social transformation.
Evan Tobias is Associate Professor of Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University where he heads the Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education (CITME). He is also Director of ArtsWork: The Kax Herberger Center for Children and the Arts, a program of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts that advances transformative, transdisciplinary, collaborative, and socially engaged arts and design programming, education, and research in relation to young people.
Evan’s teaching, creative work, and research are animated by the question: How might we make a positive impact on society through musical engagement, learning, and inquiry? So, he focuses on innovation and transformation in music education and how music learning and teaching might make a positive impact on people’s lives and society.
He is currently exploring the intersections of futures thinking, imagination, and curricular inquiry to help people imagine possibilities for music learning and teaching and to increase our nimbleness and flexibility in the face of change. Evan is available for consulting, professional development, and collaborative possibilities. You can engage with Evan @etobias_musiced on social media platforms and learn more about his work at http://evantobias.net
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The School of Arts Media and Engineering at ASU is an innovative cross disciplinary school which leverages art, science, humanities and technology to drive positive change n complex social issues. The Acoustic Ecology Lab within that school address is climate impact through community engaged workshops and the development of innovative technologies for gunshot detection in the protection of endangered species and climate tracking through the sound of environments.
Garth Paine (USA/AU) born 1962, is a composer, performer, scholar and acoustic ecologist. He has received several awards for his music, including Outstanding Creativity, for Escape Velocity (Company in Space) and Best new Musical Score for Dance in Australia, 2014.
In 2018, Garth was researcher-artist in residence at IRCAM/ZKM, developing Future Perfect for spatial audio, cell phones and VR. He directs the Acoustic Ecology lab at ASU and holds a patent in gun shot detection. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability.
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SciTech Institute™ was established as the Arizona Technology Council Foundation as the conduit for collaboration among STEM industry, academia, civic, and non-profit organizations in Arizona. Now, rebranded and named the SciTech Institute™ the goal centers around aligning assets and resources to motivate individuals to pursue STEM-related educational and career paths or find a passion while engaged in community events during the SciTech Festival.
The Chief Science Officer program highlights the 6th-12th graders that have been selected as leaders in their schools and communities to receive training to build a world-class community of diverse STEM-literate workers and knowledgeable, engaged citizens. Science For All allows for tax credit donations to provide engaging experiences for students while RAIN (Rural Activation Innovation Network) focuses on resources for the rural areas of Arizona.
As a STEM Learning Ecosystem, SciTech Institute™ focuses on collaboration and connecting individuals with opportunities! STEM Professionals are encouraged to engage with the future workforce by serving as a mentor, leadership coach, panelist, keynote and session trainer during a variety of conferences hosted or sponsored by SciTech Institute™ and The Arizona Technology Council.
Teachers and Administrators are invited to connect with the resources available while activating a large network of STEM champions for student projects, judges at events, volunteers, exhibitors and more. SciTech Festival Event Coordinators are supported during the planning and execution of community STEM events around the state by the SciTech STREET Team Members and the growing network of volunteers. The possibilities are endless! SciTech Institute™ looks forward to connecting with you today. Visit SciTechInstitute.org today for more information.
About Your STEM Unplugged Host
After grow up in rural New York and joining the United States Army, Kelly Greene learned quickly to adapt to her surroundings to be successful. She attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
She also enlisted in the United States Army and after graduating from training, Kelly traveled the world with the military. While stationed in Misawa, Japan, she fell in love with learning about cultures around the world. Even as a deployed Soldier during Operation Iraqi Freedom for two tours, she found opportunities to connect with the local children to form the Victory Base Council Girl Scouts with her fellow servicemen.
In 2013, she was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and traveled the country by air. During this deployment, she had the opportunity to utilize the most advanced technologies available to the tactical HUMINT operations in theater. Upon return from combat, she retired with 21 years of service and began teaching. From 6th grade Math to 7th grade STEM, Kelly used her enthusiastic nature combined with her strong classroom management to design curriculum based on the Engineering Design Process!
Now, as the Chief Operating Officer at SciTech Institute, Kelly is excited to serve the communities in Arizona and beyond to share their interest in STEM!
About Your Co-Host
Chief Science Officer (CSO) Shalae Clemens is a member of the CSO International Leadership Council and a rising junior at McClintock High School in Tempe. Originally elected at ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School, Shalae is now a 5th year CSO. Her Action Plans have impacted over 5000 students! Before covid, she traveled to train Chief Science Officers from Florida, Georgia, Texas and helped host the international training events at Arizona State University with students from Kenya, Sonora and Kuwait.
Shalae has also attended the CSO International Summits in Washington, DC. During the week long events she was able to visit the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, NASA, Defense Intelligence Agency, IREX and the National Science Foundation.
Shalae has a passion for STEM and is using her leadership skills to prepare the STEM workforce of tomorrow. She is also a volleyball player and enjoys spending time in Montana with her family on vacation!