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Executive Summary of SEAD Exemplars: Evidence of the Value of Transdisciplinary Projects Report for the National Academies • Per the suggestion of Peter West and Al De Sena at the US National Science Foundation, the SEAD Steering Committee gathered a collection of “exemplar” works demonstrating effective intersections among the sciences and engineering with art, design and the humanities. • More than 100 exemplars were submitted by 21 nominators during a 6-month call for nominations. • The exemplars were analyzed according to disciplines, demographics, work models and funding sources. • The collection as a whole represents international diversity as well as diversity of practices and disciplines. • A selection of exemplars can be found as a webexhibit at ; there will be a companion print exhibit. • The exemplars provide evidence of the positive impact that disciplinary integration can have in education , culture and economic resurgence and also contribute to the “STEM to STEAM” debate. SEAD COMMITTEE MEMBERS Roger Malina Carol Strohecker Carol Lafayette Robert Thill Nicola Triscott CURATORIAL STEERING GROUP Roger Malina Carol Strohecker Alex Garcia Topete CURATORIAL DESIGN GROUP Roger Malina Cassini Nazir Alex Garcia Topete Veronica Liu Emma Newkirk Please see for the full report. roger malina Executive Editor, Leonardo ATEC, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A Email: endnote 102 LEONARDO, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 000–000, 2018 doi:10.1162/LEON_e_01568  © ISAST Bibliography Bell, Allan. “Language Style as Audience Design,” Language in Society 13, No, 2, 145–204 (1984). European Commission, “ICT and Art—The STARTS Platform”: (accessed 1 July 2017). Evans, Kathryn. “Does Studying Music and Sound Design Enhance Academic Abilities in Undergraduate Non-Music Majors? A­ Phenomenological Approach.” (PhD diss., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2016): (accessed 1 July 2017). The Learning World Institute, “The Art of Science Learning: Shaping the 21st-Century Workforce,” summative evaluation report, October 2012: (accessed 1 July 2017). Malina, Roger, Carol Strohecker, Carol LaFayette and Amy Ione. “Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation: Enabling New Forms of Collaboration among Sciences, Engineering , Arts, and Design.” SEAD Network Initiative (under National Science Foundation Grant No.1142510). 2013. Retrieved from: . Rhode Island School of Design, “STEM to STEAM” Research Initiative : (accessed 30 September 2017) Root-Bernstein, Robert S. and Michele M. Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People (New York: Mariner Books, 1999). The Smithsonian Institute, “The Making of Exhibitions: Purpose, Structure, Roles, and Process” (2002): (accessed 1 July 2017). The Smithsonian Institute, “Exhibitions and Audiences: Actual and Potential” (2002): (accessed 1 July 2017). U.S. Congress, “STEM Education Caucus”: (accessed 1 July 2017). U.S. Congress, “H.R.3344—STEM to STEAM Act of 2017” House of Representatives bill: (accessed 30 September 2017). ...