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Time Warner Cable Award Funds Science-Based Arts Programs in Wake High Schools

With funding from Time Warner Cable, United Arts is currently working with two area high school science departments to use teaching artists in week-long residencies to enrich their science curriculum. The grant is part of Time Warner Cable's new philanthropic program Connect a Million Minds, a five-year initiative designed to engage and encourage young people to pursue education and career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Fuquay-Varina High School marine ecology students will be working with a visual artist who specializes in using recyclables to create three-dimensional art, and Apex High School science students will work with a theatre artist to create a performance piece on a timeline of scientific discoveries that will be videotaped as a teaching tool for continuing use with future classes. The Fuquay-Varina students will present their completed art piece at their annual science fair. The Apex High science department is working with multiple teachers on their cross-curriculum project that will extend the "shelf-life" of the finished project.

United Arts is in discussions with several other Wake County high schools about additional artist residencies.

For more information about Connect A Million Minds, visit