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The art science prize: Oklahoma


The Oklahoma ArtScience Prize is a year-long after school competition through which high school students develop innovative art and design ideas informed by concepts at the frontiers of modern science.

Sophomores and juniors in the Oklahoma City public school system may apply for the ArtScience Prize (ASP). Participants are from fourteen different OKC schools. This innovative after-school program enables teams to develop concepts under a worldwide annual theme on the cutting edge of science.

ASP teams work under the concept of Aspirational Design, a combination of personal passion and societal needs. Student-driven project work is guided by trained mentors throughout the school year. Project presentations to a jury result in the selection of one team to attend the Summer Innovation Workshop at Le Laboratoire in Paris, France. Several other Oklahoma ASP teams are chosen to participate in a weeklong Oklahoma Innovation Workshop.

The ArtScience Prize is a catalyst for student learning through passionate pursuit of innovative art and design ideas at the cutting edge of science. The ArtScience Prize fuses a decade of experience working with Boston teens in the arts at the Cloud Foundation with an innovative “Idea Translation Lab” model of experience-based education developed at Harvard University by David A. Edwards: Cloud Foundation founder, Harvard professor, and author ofArtscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation(Harvard Press 2008) and The Lab: Experiments in ArtScience (HarvardPress 2010). It has received international media and institutional attention as a model for innovation education.


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Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Year:    2013-2015

Team:   Creative Oklahoma
        Metro-Tech STEM Academy
        Inclusion in Art

︎Press and Update:

Oklahoma ArtScience Prize Students Chosen as Winners of Journal Record’s Creativity Award

August 13, 2015/,

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 13th)—Creative Oklahoma is proud to announce that one of the teams from The Oklahoma ArtScience Prize program, Team BioBlue, has been awarded the 2015 Creativity Award at The Journal Record’s Innovator of the Year luncheon at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday, August 12.

The Journal Record’s Innovator of the Year program recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit within the state of Oklahoma. Additional awardees included innovators from fields such as drug delivery technology, communication among health care providers and their patients as well as software platform creators (?not sure creators is the right word). Comprised of high school students, Team BioBlue was the youngest group of nominees.

The Oklahoma ArtScience Prize is an educational initiative overseen by Creative Oklahoma. It is a yearlong after school program through which Oklahoma high school students are challenged to develop innovative design ideas infused with concepts at the forefront of modern science. This year’s students were given creative freedom to explore the 2014-2015 theme of “biodiversity” to develop projects that can bring change into the world.

Team BioBlue’s design is a specialized chair resembling the structure and functionality of a fish fin that will help individuals with injuries or disabilities to not only sit, but stand with ease. The chair represents a long struggle by the students to find THE idea that wasn’t on the market yet. After all of their efforts, members of Team BioBlue were thrilled to learn that they had won the Oklahoma ArtScience Prize and consequently had earned a trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a weeklong innovation workshop with ArtScience Prize Founder and Harvard Professor, Dr. David Edwards.

Team BioBlue is composed of 5 team members: Arynn Howell, a homeschool student; Kenny Bradley, a Metro Career Academy student; Amy Armenta and Daisy Mezano-Fuentes, Southeast High School and Metro Technology Center students; and Alex Brown, a Star-Spencer and Metro Technology Center STEM student.

The Oklahoma ArtScience Prize is a program of Creative Oklahoma in collaboration with Metro Tech Career Academy, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Inclusion in Art. The program is sponsored through a grant from the Anschutz Foundation.

Congratulations to Our ArtScience Prize Students!

All of our Oklahoma ArtScience Prize students have done a wonderful job imagining, creating and executing their “Biodiversity” projects. On May 14, the teams presented their projects to a panel of judges at the University of Central Oklahoma.


On May 19, we were excited to announce that Team BioBlue was the winner of the Oklahoma ArtScience Prize 2015 with their design for a specialized chair resembling the structure and functionality of a fish fin that will help individuals with injuries or disabilities not only sit, but stand with ease.

Team BioBlue will travel to Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, Massachusetts in July for a week-long innovation lab to further develop their project with ArtScience Prize founder and Harvard professor Dr. David Edwards, Harvard and MIT students, and other prize winning ArtScience teams from around the world.

Our other Oklahoma ArtScience Prize teams will continue to work on their projects during a special summer Innovation Institute workshop at the University of Central Oklahoma especially designed to further their projects and will be connected to resources and professionals to help bring their projects to prototype level.

The Oklahoma ArtScience Prize is a program of Creative Oklahoma in collaboration with Metro Tech Career Academy and Inclusion in Art. The program is sponsored by the Anschutz Foundation.



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