The art of STEM

STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—is quite the buzz term lately both in education and the increasingly popular makers movement. A friend of mine in the fashion department at Stephens College is quick to remind me that it should really be STEAM—science, technology, engineering, ART, and math. It’s a good point. All to often, we tend to think of […]

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The Changing Face of Manufacturing

Much of the economic development discussion lately has revolved around large-scale manufacturing and how we can attract the few remaining American manufacturers to our region. In the process, we tend to dismiss home-grown manufacturing as small bore operations, better suited to the DIY hipsters on Etsy. Makers and artists though are not just a quaint homage an earlier era […]

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