Articles of Interest | May 11, 2018

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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” – Joseph Joubert

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman

“Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” – Aaron Levenstein

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” It’s like somebody handed that person that placard to wear when they were nine, and they’ve been wearing it around their neck ever since. But rather than challenging them on that, because then they’ll dig in their heels, I ask them to take the word “creative” out of the sentence and replace it with the word “curious,” just to see how ridiculous it sounds.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

10 Quotes From The 2 Best Entrepreneurial Minds Alive


NASA Creates New Chainmail Tire
Mashable, YouTube

Video: How To Reach Gen Z

The Production Company Making Film Stars Out of Graphic Design Greats
Eye on Design | AIGA

Memorizing things in school is NOT the same as learning them

‘Bloomberg Technology’ Full Show (5/10/2018)


Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by
Submissions accepted Through June 15

Startup World Cup
May 11

CreativeXchange | Leadership Development and Team Design Workshop
Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
May 11, 18

UEDA Seeking 2018 Awards of Excellence Nominations
University Economic Development Association
Deadline: May 15

Submit Art for Science Rising
Deadline: May 15

Is creativity Cape Breton’s next big industry?
CBC News
May 16

U.S. Department of Education Announces STEM, Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities
U.S. Department of Education
SEED Deadline: May 17
EIR Deadline: June 5

Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 Brings Together the Wide World of Tech, Art, and Imagination
SF Station – San Francisco’s City Guide
May 18 – 20

Finals | National Economics Challenge
Council for Economic Education
May 19 – 21 

Spark Grants Program RFP
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Deadline: May 22

NEW Destination Imagination Encourages Lifelong Learning and Creativity on a World Stage at Global Finals Event
May 23 – 26

NEW Abstract Submission Form
2018 ENCATC Congress
Deadline: May 25 

NEW Poster Exhibition Proposal Form
2018 ENCATC Congress
Deadline: May 25 

NEW Teaching Demonstration Proposal Form
2018 ENCATC Congress
Deadline: May 25 

NEW Nation’s Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make America Smart Again
May 29 – June 3

4th ENCATC-AAAE International Panel (tbc)
May 31 – June 2 

Third Annual Creative Startups Southeast Opens Applications
Deadline: June 3

“OUT TO INNOVATE” Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM Students
Diversity in STEAM Magazine
June 3

Calling all social entrepreneurs + nonprofit leaders: Apply for The Audacious Project
TED Blog
Deadline: June 10

Government shines light on Canada’s young entrepreneurs – Minister Chagger launches an event to recognize young entrepreneurs across the country
June 10 – 12

CPSI 2018 | Creativity Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
June 19 – 24 

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

By the People
June 21 -24

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2018 Creative Leadership Grants
RFPs | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: June 22

15th Annual Games For Change Festival
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
June 28 – 30

Are Your Students Ready For a Challenge? K-12 Game-a-thon Now Open for Submissions
Mind Research Institute Blog
Deadline: July 16

CreativesMX Marathon – Hudson Valley
July 29 – August 5

Creativity Conference at SOU
Southern Oregon University | Eventbrite
August 3 – 6

Celebrated Tech Festival Launches 2018 Event
Markets Insider
September 25 – 27

NEW 26th ENCATC Congress
September 26 – 29 | Bucharest

The ArtsGames 2018
October 26 – November 3

2017 – 18 Event Calendar
Co-Create and Creative Industries Network

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series

Interactive Map | Festivals
Science Festival Alliance


Report Urges Development and Evaluation of Approaches that Integrate STEMM Fields with Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Integration of Education in the Humanities, Science, Engineering and Medicine
Board of Higher Education and Workforce, Policy and Global Affairs, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Canada’s brain gain – the reverse migration of tech talent is happening
The Globe and Mail

Is Canada really facing a brain drain?
The Globe and Mail

Creativity: Think Gourmet Meals, Not Magic Moments
The Craft of Creativity | Psychology Today

25 Pictures of Mothers Around the World
National Geographic

Immortal: An oral history of stem cell discovery
Morgridge Institute for Research

Project-Based Learning Can Fuel a STEM-Ready Economy
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

The US plan for AI is to let Google, Facebook and Amazon do what they want

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Shift Human Innovation Into Overdrive

How Avengers: Infinity War turned Josh Brolin into an eight-foot purple madman
The Verge

This Latina Entrepreneur’s Advice, ‘When Process Starts To Hamper Creativity, Address It’

Etsy executive: Embracing ‘opposing perspectives’ helps us innovate
CNN Money

Big Ten Announces Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
Big Ten Conference Athletics News

To Help The Body Fight Chronic Disease, Scientists Learn To Decode Brain Signals

ASU’s Greenes receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

U.S. officials apologize after Canadian minister asked to remove turban at airport
CTV News

Canada’s National IP Strategy Stoking Fears About Patent Trolls | Patents & Patent Law

Jack Mintz: End the denial and admit it: Canada has a competitiveness problem
Financial Post

Justin Trudeau says he won’t apologize for ‘swaggering’ on world stage
National |

Oceanside library receives California Humanities grant to engage local immigrants
The San Diego Union-Tribune

USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
NSF – National Science Foundation

Revitalizing Space Exploration Would Boost U.S. Manufacturing

UVM names Schadler Dean of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Vermont Business Magazine

The joy of neurons: A simplified ‘cookbook’ for engineering brain cells to study disease

A Mind Without A Brain: The Science Of Plant Intelligence Takes Root

NIH scientists, arts experts take note of music’s impact on brain

Marietta freshman to represent Ga. in Google Doodle art competition
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail
Harvard Business Review

Why Young Americans Are Increasingly Moving to Small Towns

4 Ways “Internet of Things” Toys Endanger Children
The Conversation | Scientific American

U of M Honored as One the World’s Best at Spinning Off Companies from Research
Twin Cities Business

New fund to advance commercialization at University of Utah
EurekAlert! Science News

Yale Announces $15M Grant To Expand Medical Innovation Fund
Hartford Courant

Report Reveals the Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in 2018
Small Business Trends

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths
Harvard Business Review

A Tornado’s Secret Sounds Could Reveal Where It’ll Strike

How 3D printing is revolutionizing the housing industry

B.S. in AI: Carnegie Mellon launches first-of-its-kind undergraduate degree, as talent wars escalate

University of Miami donates $10 million to Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
South Florida Business Journal

Girl Subject? No Such Thing
Scientific American

Why we need to advance opportunities for black collegians in tech and business
Brookings Institution

Black lawmakers threaten regulation to address tech’s lack of diversity

Math Teachers: Dump Tracking of Students; Focus on Essentials
THE Journal

Senate is forcing a vote to restore net neutrality, backed by Reddit, Mozilla and other tech companies

College remedial math enrollment continues to drop, data show
The Hechinger Report

New Court at the Hague Will Deal Exclusively with Art Disputes
Smart News | Smithsonian

Robert Goddard Was the Father of American Rocketry. But Did He Have Much Impact?
Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazine

The Surprising Story of the American Girl Who Broke Through the Iron Curtain
History | Smithsonian

Could a Pill Help Detect Breast Cancer?
Innovation | Smithsonian

What Happens When Art History Gets Refigured
Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

China is building drone planes for its aircraft carriers
Popular Science

Electric aircraft could soon become an industry standard
Popular Science

This Music Teacher Doesn’t Believe in Auditions
True Story | OZY

The Must-See Graffiti Event in LA
Good Sh*t | OZY

Our Biggest Communication Problem
Imagineer7’s Weblog

The Artist Making Tapestries Out of Aquatic Trash
Atlas Obscura

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ upended the video game world. Chicago’s game developers are trying to capture its magic.
Chicago Tribune

Google grapples with ‘horrifying’ reaction to uncanny AI tech
Chicago Tribune

Uber CEO says it will deploy flying cars by 2023
Chicago Tribune

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Life of the Party’ generated $15M-plus for Georgia economy

How Meetups are spurring innovation in Milwaukee’s tech scene
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How Walmart, the Big Seller, Is Shopping for a Fight With Amazon
The New York Times

This Milwaukee Founder Built Key Collector Comics, a Database for Hard-to-Find Comic Books
Wisconsin INNO

What skills are needed for innovation?
Irish Tech News

Why the Contest for Amazon’s HQ2 Is a Race to the Bottom

Concert-Goers Could Skip The Lines With Facial Recognition

Why are we so Gloomy about Human Progress?
Innovation Excellence

Port Jackson Sharks Prefer Jazz Over Classical Music
National Geographic

Artist Uses Technology to Make a Human-Scented Perfume
National Geographic

The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation And Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launch A Joint Venture To Improve Education

The Worldwide Scavenger Hunt For Vintage, Low-Radiation Metals

Seats, Options, Selections
People, Places, and Things | Psychology Today

A Brave and Startling Truth: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Maya Angelou’s Stunning Humanist Poem That Flew to Space, Inspired by Carl Sagan
Brain Pickings

Can MoviePass Survive the Summer?

Math teachers have a new tool courtesy of IU researchers
Indiana Daily Student

2 Creativity-Innovation Awards in 2018
University of California–Davis

Celebrating the work at SEAS
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gates, Zuckerberg plan new education initiative
The Mercury News

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Team Up to Seek ‘State of the Art’ Ideas for Schools
Digital Education | Education Week

The Professor on a Mission to Make Math Lovable
True Story | OZY

Frisco drumming up major music venue as part of $5 Billion Mile
Dallas Business Journal

FIRST Robotics Championship Makes Strides in Diversity
STEM Solutions | US News and World Report

Here’s What Women In STEM Need To Do To Get Ahead

William and Mary Stone give $15 million toward multi-institutional collaboration in Evansville: News at IU
Indiana University

Designing “Adaptive Clothing” For Those With Special Needs
Innovation | Smithsonian

Primed for a quantum leap in research
The University of Chicago

Shanghai university launches innovation center in San Francisco
Xinhua |

MIT Chaplain: Emerging Tech Leaders Care About Ethics

Driving Creativity Becomes A Key Theme For Technology Events

How artist-led creative learning breaks access barriers for children
ArtsHub Australia

Three things we need to know about creativity and the future
Creative Boom

Acoustic Guitar Market growth in technological innovation, Competitive landscape mapping the trends and outlook for next 5 years

Pioneering Spirit: Saluting Canada’s rich history of innovation
Film Journal International

Justin Trudeau says Canada needs ‘a little more swagger’ when promoting innovation
CTV Toronto News

New Study Suggests a Link between Creativity and Brain Structure

Did Media Literacy Backfire?
Points | Medium

Institute for Emerging Issues

Guiding Students to a Healthy Math Identity

Disney’s Strong Quarter Is Shadowed by Comcast’s Maneuvers for Fox
The New York Times

‘This Is America’: 8 Things to Read About Childish Gambino’s New Music Video
The New York Times

Building a Future from Broken Instruments
Creating Connection

Let’s Have a Conversation
Creating Connection

Is the big screen a big worry?
Creating Connection

Art + Technology as a Platform for Human Connection
Creating Connection

Museums Are Dabbling in Teacher Training, and the Results Are Promising
Education Week

Exclusive: Material Theming Is Google’s Ambitious New Design Tool
Co.Design | Fast Company

40 Amazing Places to Learn Something New Every Day
The Startup | Medium

Considering the buyout
Seth’s Blog

The Right ROI of Innovation for Your Firm
Innovation Excellence

In the #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn to Morality Clauses
Publishers Weekly

How frightened should we be of AI?
The New Yorker

We are more than our brains: on neuroscience and being human
Aeon Essays

Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students 2 Science sees untapped potential in Newark schools
Video | NJTV News

Can an algorithm be art?

Making space for creativity
Petoskey News-Review

2018 Vans Custom Culture Art Competition: Meet The 5 Finalists

Scientists have found a strong link between a terrible childhood and being intensely creative

Mark Kvamme: Columbus well-situated for next wave of tech innovation
Business – The Columbus Dispatch

Students show off diverse, creative solutions to engineering problems at annual Design Day
Hub | Johns Hopkins University

Apple Applauds the FCC’s efforts to open a large amount of Underexplored Spectrum to Promote Innovation
Patently Apple

Small Liberal Arts Colleges as Learning Innovation Base Camps
Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed

What Do We Mean When We Call Art ‘Necessary’?
The New York Times

Math Explains How Brain Makes Sense of Sounds
IEEE Spectrum

IQ is a really flawed concept
Popular Science

Creating space for equity in making
Remake Learning

Will this 8-year-old girl stick with coding? Fun project with dad attracts gifts from tech community

3 Ways Parents Can Support Their Children’s Math Development — and Soothe Their Own Math Anxiety
The 74

How Larry Harvey, the Founder of Burning Man, Taught America to Experiment
The New Yorker

Digital Forensics Reconstructs Seven Lost Masterpieces
Smart News | Smithsonian

Ex-Ticketmaster CEO Hubbard shakes up ticketing business with Rival venture
L.A. Biz

Analysis Breaks Down the Annoying “Poet Voice”
Smart News | Smithsonian

It’s Time to Kill Off Mother Goose
Immodest proposal | OZY

Is it worth the trouble?
Personal Growth | Medium

The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Think Growth | Medium

The Midwest Is Booming—Just Not Where You Think

How Lydia Davies’ music promotes movies such as ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Detroit Pistons providing money for music education efforts
La Crosse Tribune, AP

Opinion | The Man Who Changed the World, Twice
The New York Times

Technological innovation can bolster trust and security at international borders. Here’s how
World Economic Forum

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now
Fast Company

Microsoft to invest $25 million in artificial intelligence to help people with disabilities
The Seattle Times

Two Simple Concepts to Free Up Innovation
Strategy + Business

Overcoming the Not-Invented-Here (NIH) Mindset
Innovation Excellence

This Is What Real Courage Looks Like
Innovation Excellence

The Horrible Inspiration Behind One of Picasso’s Great Works, ‘Guernica’
National Geographic

Kansas City Star Lays Off 10 Employees, Part Of Midwest McClatchy Reorganization

Could Artificial Intelligence Predict the Next ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?

Data-Driven Amazon Bookstores Can’t Compete with Indies
Literary Hub

Therapy imitating art: improving mental health through creativity
The Guardian

Litigator Todd Levine’s Passion for Music, Art, Math and Science Helps in the Courtroom
Daily Business Review

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses
The New York Times

Accelerate Your City | Launch Creative Startups in your city, and give creative companies the fuel they need to take off!
Creative Startups

Twin Cities in running for coveted military headquarters

Tech firms fear Chinese retaliation after US security crackdown
The Hill

Strong action needed to keep America’s global leadership in life sciences

The innovation room
Texarkana Gazette

Art Robots to Help Painters’ Creativity
Voice of America

The black-white wealth gap is fueled by student debt

Race and gender biases appear in online education
Brookings Institution

Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper explores the mysteries of the multiverse—but it’s not a big deal
Popular Science

Tut’s Tomb Radar Scan Proves There Are No Hidden Chambers
National Geographic

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning
MIT Technology Review

4 Critical Stages Transform An Idea Into A Business
Startup Professionals Musings

Economic Gardening helps Greater Rochester build prosperity
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

From books to socks: 10 things American teachers need for their classrooms
Education | The Guardian

Opinion | Save Barnes & Noble!
The New York Times

The Highly Effective, Counterintuitive Way to Stumble Upon Your Next Brilliant Idea

Q Theory: What Broadway Musicals Teach Us About Creative Collaboration
Innovate Everything

How 80 handmade books connected students in Ohio with students in Senegal
Peace Corps

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity
Innovation Excellence

American Exceptionalism Is Fading Yet Formidable

Richer Than Oprah: How The Nation’s Wealthiest African-American Conquered Tech And Wall Street
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Stunning Pictures Show ‘Mars’ Here on Earth
National Geographic

To Dye For: Inside the Vast Library That Stores the World’s Rarest Pigments
Mental Floss

The Million Dollar F
Bill Geist’s Zeitgeist

Beyond the armchair: must philosophy become experimental?
Aeon Essays

Can Brain Imaging Find Our Emotions?

A Boom in Filming Gives Atlanta Stage Actors Room to Maneuver
The New York Times

The New Retirement: Near the Kids
The New York Times

A Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All the Teenagers Gone?
The New York Times

‘Bloomberg Technology’ Full Show (5/4/2018)

Survey: Majority of Americans believe research universities drive U.S. innovation

Crafting a plan to defend science
Grand Junction Sentinel

Humanities and science degrees are both worthwhile
Palatinate Online

A Giant Step Forward for STEM
University of Miami News

16 Tech district could help slow Indiana’s brain drain, panel says
Indianapolis Business Journal

Dancer’s brains show fast response during sudden changes in music

What Scientists Saw When They Put a Crocodile in an MRI Scanner and Played Classical Music

Urban Gateways launches Teen Arts Pass, providing access citywide

Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.
The Washington Post                                             

Society announces 50 Advocates who will mentor underserved students
Society for Science & the Public

Robots Help Teach STEM Concepts to Autistic Students
Robotics Business Review

Senior Builds Career Designing Interactive Science Exhibits
News Center – The University of Texas at Dallas

The STEM crisis: What the growing skills gap means for the economy and where we go from here
The Hill

Colorado’s Powerhouse Education Organizations Team Up to Deliver an Unprecedented STEM-Computer Science Educator Prep Program
Business Wire

Shakespeare’s Close Call with Tyranny
The New Yorker

Newberry Library Digitizes Trove of Lakota Drawings
Smart News | Smithsonian

The Expert Generalist: Why the Future Belongs to Polymaths
@ztrana | Medium

What problems should we choose to solve?
UX Collective | Medium

Jo Boaler Wants Everyone to Love Math
Stanford Magazine | Medium

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence
McKinsey & Company

Greece’s new startup culture: technology and seagrass sunglasses

Yale Students Are Trying to Solve New York’s Subway Shutdown

Do China’s Technology Titans Encourage Innovation, Or Do They Stifle It?

Innovate Faster by Asking this One Simple Question 

Physical exercise in maths and English lessons can ‘boost children’s grades’
Independent, UK

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sends $14 million to CPS for ‘personalized learning’
Blue Sky Innovation | Chicago Tribune

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