David Delgado | TEDxOrangeCoast
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. “Speak to the Heart” is David’s motto for an invitation to discover the curiosity that science requires through the arts.
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David is an artist, designer and educator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a passion to develop experiences that celebrate the wonders of science, technology and the human condition. David works in the areas of concept formulation, creative strategy, and art.
For the past six years David followed his dream job of leading NASA’s Imagine Mars Project where he challenged students to work with scientists and engineers to imagine and design a community on the planet Mars, then express their ideas through the arts. This challenge offered an almost endless series of open-ended problems that called forth skills of creativity, ingenuity and leadership (among many others).
David is a longtime promoter of education in the arts and through the arts and is currently a part of the Arts & STEM Collaborative for 21st Century Learning, working to promote the inclusion of the arts into science, technology, engineering, and math education.