Science. Technology. Engineering. ARTS. Math.
The 8AC S.T.E.A.M. Engine facilitates developing right hemisphere brain function, enhancing the ability to creative solve problems, think outside the box, and inspire innovation.
Our STEAM engine is innovative, intergenerational, and inclusive.
The concept of innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century. Many American universities and institutions have acknowledged the need add Art + Design to the equation — evolving STEM into STEAM.
MEET "SHAHTWON" TAYLOR
Shahtwon Taylor, 23, started shooting music videos for local music artists in 2012 after buying his first camera, a cannon T1 i. Later he acquired the Cannon 7D and A 810 Camcorder and is now well versed in Final Cut Pro and Premiere. Shahtwon enjoys designing graphics, eating pizza and gyros. His career interests are film production, visual communications, and game design. He's pictured above shooting with the 4K, 3 axle, DJI Osmo equipped with boom mic, and pole extension. His i phone is the LCD for the camera. He has 6300 subscribers to his youtube page and almost 3 million views. He's been a part of SHOOTAZ Since 2015.
MEET NAOMI HAWK
Hawk, Naomi Hawk is a Ward 8 Resident born and raised in DC, 24 years old. She likes cats, pizza, traveling, photo-journalism, and composing photo essays. Naomi has experience as a model and loves shoots with a vintge Tri-X 400 film. She still develops film in a darkroom! She started shooting at 12 and her career interests include fashion and documentary style photography, design, landscape architecture, urban planning, publishing fashion material, furniture design, and environmental conservation. She has interned/volunteered with the National Park Service since 2007 and has been in the SHOOTAZ program since 2014.
Marine Biology - From STEM to STEAM: The wave of the future
The Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) and 8 Art & Culture are developing a new and innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program for underrepresented D.C. middle school students at the Matthew Henson Conservation Center in partnership with Oysters Inc. and the Earth Conservation Corps. This program will incorporate environmental science concepts through hands-on field experiences and art activities.
"Creating Art is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically helps people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness. Children, teens and adults all benefit from these experiences."
"W8ACC provides family friendly access to the arts, and to those who are genuinely intrigued."