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DigiFest South gathers “Steam”

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Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 3.15.00 PM“To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” -Leonardo da Vinci

This week the Bossier Arts Council in conjunction with annual event DigiFest South (September 17th & 18th) and their STEAM partners Sci-Port, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, and Robinson Film Center have launched a campaign aimed at bringing awareness to importance of pushing Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics in our students daily lives.

The campaign, which will included billboards, print ads, and car decals, is hoped to spark a discussion about the best way to educate our future workforce. While the STEM movement has begun to develop momentum many researchers have discovered the importance of stimulating right brain thinking when introducing the skills of problem solving. By encouraging connections between the two hemispheres we develop individuals who think around problems and approach innovation from a holistic angle.

Bossier Arts Council Board President, Clint McCommon, had this to say about the campaign “The next generation of leaders have some real challenges to solve and STEAM education is another tool we can give them the best educational opportunities to be ready to face those challenges.”

To learn more about DigiFest South and our STEAM campaign please visit www.digifestsouth.com. If you are interested in becoming more involved in this movement contact Robin Jones, Executive Director, at robin@bossierarts.org or by calling 318-741-8310.