My research investigates how the fusion of art and science may motivate more girls to choose a career in science and engineering.
Bettina Forget is a doctoral candidate in Art Education. Her research explores the intersection of art and science, and how transdisciplinary education may disrupt gender stereotypes. She owns and directs Visual Voice Gallery, which presents contemporary art that makes a connection to science. She is the Director of the SETI Institute’s Artist-in-Residence Program and VP and Director of Fine Art at the Convergence Initiative. Her creative practice fuses art and astronomy, and her artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her doctoral research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a Renata and Michal Hornstein Doctoral Fellowship.
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Bettina Forget: Encouraging girls into STEM fields by fusing art and astrobiology
Bettina Forget's blog posts
Public Scholar Bettina Forget reveals how art enhances our ability search for – and recognize - extraterrestrial life. Read more
Going to the Moon? Take a sketchpad with you Bettina Forget explores drawing at the intersection of art and science Read more
Making contact in the Age of Zoom. Read more
- May 12 - Astronomers Without Borders: Intersection of Astronomy and Art During the Pandemic: An interview with Bettina Forget
- June 25 - Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous (LASER): L.A.S.T. Dialogue on "Opportunities for Online Art & Science Interaction"
- August 2020 - 4TH SPACE virtual residency
- August 24 - The Ontario Science Centre: Sketch the Moon
- September 13 - Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous (LASER): The Cosmos Above us and the Touchscreens in Front of Us
- December 7 - Op-Ed in the Gazette: Opinion: What the Wollstonecraft furor says about statues of women
- February 23 - Podcast or Perish: Episode 027: Public Scholars
- April 18 - CTV Montreal (CFCF): Interview
- April 27 - The New York Times: An Artist Sketches the Giant Gender Gap on the Moon