Science and new media art can build empathy and motivate our youth even at a time when daily COVID deaths and natural disasters may make them feel numb and overwhelmed. This powerful combo can help students process the devastating news they hear every day, overcome feelings of hopelessness and find their place in the world.

There are wondrous discoveries and technologies that expand our understanding of nature and open up new fields of study for our youth. The past 50 years have been called the golden age of cosmology because revolutionary discoveries in astrophysics have expanded our understanding of the universe as an integral part of our history and who we are.

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