| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Laurence Arcadias

professorat Maryland Institute college of Art
United States
Focus area: STEAM, Pedagogy, Education

Laurence Arcadias is an animator and an animation professor. For over 12 years,
Arcadias served as the department chair and a professor of animation at the Maryland
Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
Arcadias' films have received numerous international festivals. 
Arcadias’artistic journey began as an animation film director for French television
programs. Her series, "Alex," received the prize for Best Short Animation TV show at the
1989 Annecy Festival.
Arcadias received the Lavoisier Scholarship from the French government, and served as
an Animator in Residence at Apple's Advanced Technology Group. Throughout her
career, Arcadias has been working on merging the fields of science and art. During her
tenure as chair at MICA, she co-initiated an astro-animation class in collaboration with
NASA scientists, bringing together animation and astronomy. 

Journal Articles:

Animating Fermi—A Collaboration between Art Students and Astronomers

October 2015