The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art and Technology is a research and exhibition center that explores new relationships between the arts, sciences, and engineering, promoting new forms of creation and expression using digital technologies. The Beall Center's public programs are devoted to developing new audiences for these emerging art forms and to addressing the digital divide. The Beall Center public programs provide opportunities for adult groups by offering private tours and lectures, and opportunities for K-12 children, their families, and their teachers to participate in Family Day event activities, workshops and presentations incorporating art and technology.
Beginning in summer of 2011 Mathobotix and the Beall Center began offering weekly summer camps that spark the minds of young children and teenagers through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education focusing on team problem-solving, creative thinking – and ultimately building really cool robots. Eleven weekly camp sessions are offerd beginning in June for ages 6 - 14. For information and registration click HERE.
In addition, The Beall Center exercises its commitment to education through its support of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Creative Connections, the undergraduate Digital Arts Minor and the ACE graduate program.
Through CTSA Creative Connections UCI scholars conduct visual and performing arts workshops and projects in Orange County public schools.
Students drawn from the undergraduate digital minor are offered internships and mentored in technology applications and gallery management. Digital minor students come from throughout UC Irvine: Arts (26%), Biological Sciences (3%), Engineering (9%), Humanities (6%), ICS (24%), Physical Sciences (1%), Social Ecology (8%), and Social Sciences (23%).
The ACE graduate program accepted its first incoming class in Fall 2003; the Beall Center exhibits the work of the ACE students in an annual exhibition each spring.
For more information on public programs at the Beall Center contact Samantha Haug at firstname.lastname@example.org.