College hosts LASER Talk focused on STEAM education

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education partnered with the Department of Art to host a second LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom on the university’s Summerville Campus.

More than 100 people attended the forum, part of a world-wide series of LASER Talks sponsored by the Leonardo/The International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), will feature short, research-centered presentations from three local leaders in the fields of art and science. An interactive panel discussion moderated by Art Department Chair Scott Thorp will follow.

The presenters for September’s LASER Talk are:

Ashley Gess, assistant professor of STEAM Education at Augusta University
Kendra Sue Finch, technology integration and innovation coordinator for Westminster Schools of Augusta
Eric Parker, innovation architect at CONima and co-founder of

Click here to enjoy photos of the event.

Founded in 2008, LASER Talks are a way for communities and universities to bring innovators and leaders in the arts and sciences together for the benefit of all parties. With multiple annual events spanning the globe, LASER Talks are a new and exciting standard for fostering interdisciplinary work in the cities and universities at the forefront of change.

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