Science Technology Engineering Art and Math
PlantBot Genetics creates complex educational, art events that blends natural science, robotics, and sustainable practices in a collaborative and interactive environment that expands the imagination of the participants through interdisciplinary art making. A workshop by PlantBot Genetics prepares students for 21st Century careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in the STEM field. STEM represents the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and STEM education encourages a curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. The saturation of technology in most fields means that all students – not just those who plan to pursue a STEM profession – will require a solid foundation in STEM to be productive members of the workforce. However, without creativity or innovation jobs are easily automated or outsourced. Art teaches the flexible thinking and risk taking that are needed in today’s complex and dynamic world by increasing student engagement and unlocking creative thinking and innovation. Artists and scientists both ask big questions; designers and engineers both provide inspired solutions. We now know that together, they are more powerful than when apart.
Left: PlantBot created in collaboration with the Department of Robotic Engineering at Auburn University. Line and light seeking PlantBots where also created during this outreach workshop with youths attending ROBO Camp.