Event Details

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In October, the discussion will focus on Integration: Art and STEM. This DASER celebrates some of the winning National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Challenge projects and the recent Academies report The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree (2018).

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American Sign Language provided.


6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Check-in

6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community share.

6:45 p.m. Opening remarks by Marcia K. McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences

6:50 to 7:50 p.m.
Speakers' Presentations (order subject to change)

Branches from the Same Tree: An Overview of the National Academies Study on the Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Ashley Bear, Senior Program Officer, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Ocean Memory Across Fire and Ice: Jody Deming, Karl M. Banse Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle; National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Alumni.

Thinking with our hands (about land and water). What can art contribute to a transdisciplinary collaboration around Ocean and Memory? Daniel Kohn, Artist and Director, Kohnworkshop, New York City; NAKFI Alumni.

Digital Street Theater for Global Health: Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Associate Professor of Community Information, University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor; NAKFI Alumni.

7:50 to 8:30 p.m. Discussion moderated by JD Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

8:30 to 9 p.m. Networking reception


DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Generous support for this DASER comes from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.

Visit CPNAS's website for more information www.cpnas.org

  • When: Thu Oct. 18
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 500 Fifth St NW
    Washington DC,US 20001

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