STEMarts Curriculum Tool

Projecting Particles collective artists


OMAI is a digital art collective and creative software company based in Vienna, Austria. They are the creators of the Tagtool app that is used in this workshop. They stand for a new, spontaneous and collaborative approach to digital creation. By combining artistic sensibilities with cutting edge technology, they bring a fresh wave of visual communication to streets, stages and homes.

Steve Tamayo

Steve Tamayo draws upon his family history as a member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe. His fine arts education (BFA from Singe Gleska University), along with his cultural upbringing, have shaped him as an artist, historian, storyteller and dancer. Steve provides activities during his residencies that include art and regalia making, drumming, powwow dance demonstrations and lectures on the history, symbolism, and meaning behind the Native customs and traditions.

Greg Cajete

Greg Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethnobotany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. Dr. Cajete has authored five books: “Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education,” (Kivaki Press, 1994); “Ignite the Sparkle: An Indigenous Science Education Curriculum Model”, (Kivaki Press, 1999); “Spirit of the Game: Indigenous Wellsprings (2004) ,” “A People’s Ecology: Explorations in Sustainable Living,” and “Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence” (Clearlight Publishers, 1999 and 2000).

Megan Bowers

Megan Bowers is a nationally award-winning photojournalist and educator. After 15 years as a fulltime newspaper photojournalist and the birth of her son, Megan began a career as a teacher and art's curriculum coordinator at the Taos Integrated School of the Arts. Megan has a BFA from Parsons and MFA from UNM. Megan loves spending time with her family, both 2 legged and four, in her favorite place to be, Taos.

Shane Wood

Shane Wood is one of the QuarkNet national staff and is a science/STEAM coach in the Mounds View Public Schools near Minneapolis, MN. With QuarkNet, he works with teachers and scientists around the country and around the world to provide opportunities for students to learn about science and the world around them through the analysis of real data, including particle physics data. In his role at Mounds View, Shane works with teachers and administrators to align science and STEAM curricula district-wide. Shane also has over 15 years of classroom experience as a teacher of physics and physical sciences at the high school level. 

Dr. Steven Goldfarb

Steve Goldfarb is a physicist from the University of Melbourne, working on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. He is active in education and outreach, webmaster for the ATLAS public web pages, co-chair of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, on-site coordinator of the REU Summer Student and Research Semester Abroad programs for American undergraduates at CERN, and advisory board member for Quarknet.

Nicole Lloyd-Ronning

Nicole Lloyd-Ronning is an astrophysicist at Los Alamos National Lab and teaches physics at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos. Her research focuses on what happens when a very massive star dies or two very old stars collide (hint: a black hole is formed, gravitational waves ripple across spacetime, and the brightest explosions in the universe occur!). She is the outreach lead for the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at Los Alamos National Lab, bringing hands-on physics and astrophysics to a wide range of second graders to retirees. She also participates in various public outreach programs through the Bradbury Scientist Ambassador program and the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos.

Agnes Chavez

Agnes Chavez is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of art, science, technology and social practice. She created the Projecting Particles youth workshop in partnership with ATLAS Experiment at CERN which combines projection art and particle physics to expand our understanding and relationship to the universe. She is Co-founder and Artistic Director of The Paseo, an outdoor participatory art festival in Taos NM, that transforms and empowers their rural community through art. Chavez has won numerous awards including the renowned “Educational Innovation in the Americas” (INELAM) award in 2006, and the New Mexico Women in Technology Award in 2011.