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STE(A)M FIELD TRIP TO DANA FARBER INSTITUTE

December 2017

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Thanks to the support of National Grid, the Graphic Design Studio visited Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFIC) for a STEM immersive experience this summer. During their visit, Graphic Design Studio participants were given access to research labs on pathology, targeted medicine, population sciences, and data visualization.​

AFH STE(A)M FIELD TRIP TO DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE

 

The teens witnessed how tissue is analyzed, the technology and AI behind cellular metabolism, and the data visualization techniques used to demonstrate the results of various studies within cancer research and health disparities.

In talking with the doctors, both the teens and DFCI scientists discussed how much better science and medical research could be communicated to the public if it teamed up with designers. The teens discovered how many design opportunities there are in medicine and science and how similar thinking modules are used.​

At the End of Summer Exhibition, the Graphic Design teens displayed artwork created as a response to their experience and learning at DFCI.​

Photography participant Aijanah Sanford reflected on the summer’s STEAM programming by saying, "I could see myself using STEAM in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering because of the technology and calculations that go into studying these subjects but also designing things like airplanes and spaceships can be artistic because it would take a lot of artistic ability to draw blueprints and designs that must have the right scale."​

AIJANA SANFORD

THANK YOU TO NATIONAL GRID FOR SPONSORING OUR SUMMER PROGRAM