FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2018
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – New Mexico school students have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius by creating a video showcasing the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into their education.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is hosting a video contest entitled, Da Vinci—The Genius in Me: Solutions for a Better Tomorrow for students in grades 4-12. Prizes will be awarded for different age categories (grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12).
“We’re looking for individuals, small groups and classrooms to show us their creativity, innovation, and genius of New Mexico STEAM students,” said Margie Marino, director of the NMMNHS. “Thousands of New Mexico students are currently being given the opportunity to experience the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition – and are becoming aware, perhaps for the first time, of the depth and breadth of da Vinci’s genius in so many diverse disciplines. This video contest will give the students a vehicle to unleash their own genius and creativity while learning storytelling and elements of video production.”
An impressive panel of judges has been assembled to judge competition with representatives from four colleges, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and INTEL, among others. Students will produce a two to four-minute video offering up solutions for a better tomorrow utilizing principles taught through a STEAM education.
Video contest entries will be accepted through May 1, 2018. Winners will be notified on May 22. Contest information is available at http://www.naturalhistoryfoundation.org/student-contest-davinci-the-genius
Da Vinci—The Genius, presented by Grande Exhibitions, is the world’s most comprehensive exhibition to cover the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci—The Genius has become the world renown model of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. This interactive exhibition features full-scale replicas of da Vinci’s inventions and tactile learning experiences in anatomy, engineering, flight, music, art and much more. Da Vinci was one genius for whom whole person learning manifested in many famous inventions and remarkable, timeless art pieces.