Biomimicry Art Exhibit and more

As the  S.T.E.A.M adviser to the City of Tempe, AZ I have had the pleasure of working on Biomimicry programming for this summer’s exhibition and the artist is residency program. This project is in partnership with ASU Biomimicry Center. There are activities all summer long. The kick-off is Friday, May 19, 2017, in the gallery at TCA.

 

All workshops are Free and take place in the TCA Gallery

Location: 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281 
Free parking is available for this event at the Tempe Center for the Arts

 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

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Time: How to Steal it, Shop for it, and Invent it!

I am giving a talk on Time Management called Time: How to steal it, shop for it and Invent it!

Join me this week on Wednesday night April 19th from 6 – 8 pm

It is FREE! Please just rsvp so they have enough snacks and handouts.  Hosted at the Mesa Art Center as part of the Well Feed Artist Series by Creative Catalysts. Also, you do not have to be an artist to attend – these ideas are pretty universal. 

The Well Fed Artist Workshop Series:

Creative Catalysts brings you more FREE workshops for maker trying to make it! In this workshop, Cyndi Coon will talk about how to make the most of your time. She will talk about how to harness time to your advantage and how you actually do have more time then you realize in a given day. And what is the most valuable to us? OUR TIME!

6:00 pm Networking & Refreshments
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Workshop

RSVP:

Jen Gastelum at jennifer.gastelum@mesaartscenter.com

All workshops are free and open to everyone. Refreshments provided

Post your questions and see more details about

the workshops @ FACEBOOK/CREATIVECATALYSTSAZ/

 

Local First AZ Fall Festival

This weekend is the annual Local First AZ Fall Festival.   Come join the fun from 10 am to 4 pm at Hance Park downtown Phoenix. I will be there with my family enjoying my amazing AZ community.

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I have been a proud local first member since the inception of this amazing Arizona organization and have donated a piece of art for the auction every year. You can bid now and day of – check it out HERE.

 

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Ladies Talk (and draw) Science

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Friday July 22 | S.T.E.A.M.-Y Ladies Night Out

with artist Cyndi Coon and scientist Catherine Seiler

Did you know that people aren’t the only things that like “selfies?” Inspired by the work of artist Ernst Haeckel, this hands-on workshop includes down-to earth science talk about diatoms and the opportunity to draw your own mini “Cellfies.” It will be like taking a snap shot of your own cells!

Coon is the Chief Experience Officer and President of Laboratory5 Inc. and Seiler is a Program Manager at the Biobank Core Facility at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

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This workshop is Free and takes place in the TCA Gallery from 6-8 p.m.

Location: 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281 
Free parking is available for this event at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

National Trails Day

Today, June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®

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Get out to a nearby trail, wherever you are, and get a hike in this weekend. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more. If you are interested in leading or organizing an event, click on the host materials tab to the left for host guides and prep materials.

We are looking at temps of 115 degrees today so that means heading north where is is easily 25 to 30 degrees cooler. No Excuses!

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Game of Clones

I had the privilege of working with Athena Aktipis to design a science communication tool as a way to explain to the public how cancer cheats. It’s called Game of Clones and while cancer is not fun nor funny I believe sharing information on why it is so hard to cure cancer inspires others to join this fight. Or as Athena explains it in her research on cancer shows us it is no longer about fighting cancer – it’s about learning to collaborate with cancer so we can use cancer clones as cooperative team players. If cancer cheats by changing the way business is done, by acting differently in every body it takes up residence in then we have to look at what can we learn from that? Here is a video on how the public game worked, followed by pictures at the public event.

Game of Clones Explanation from Biodesign Institute at ASU on Vimeo.

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Bio Cancer Tent

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If a ten year old had fun at this event and learned about how cancer cheats, they are better equipped. So that at a family event when Great Aunt Marge raises her fists and yells out “why can’t they cure cancer already?” The ten year old can explain it’s because cancer cheat. This is how we win our future . . . .

10 Rules to Better Conversations


In a world where technology is at the forefront of communications through emails and instant messages, this guide to better conversations is refreshing-and important!

10 Rules to conversation How to Talk and How to Listen

  1. Don’t multitask – be present in the moment.
  2. Don’t pontificate – Set aside your personal opinion.  Enter every conversation assuming you have something to learn.
  3. Use open ended questions – Give the other person an opportunity to describe their thoughts
  4. Go with the flow – your own stories will pop into your head – let them go.
  5. If you don’t know something, say you don’t know.
  6. Don’t equate their situation with yours – every person’s experience is different.
  7. Try not to repeat yourself.
  8. Stay out of the weeds – people don’t care about the dates, the names and other minor details.
  9. Listen -This is the most important skill.
  10. Be brief

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