Do Students Need to Learn Art to Succeed at Science?

In a classroom in downtown Brooklyn, a group of aspiring student scientists and engineers gathered in a circle, developing a crucial skill in their desired field. In this case, they weren't reciting mathematical theorems, learning cybersecurity tips or constructing robots. Instead, they were yelping.

"You spend a lot of time being told by adults not to holler, not to be loud, not to be physical. We're telling you the opposite," Michael David, the class instructor and a member of the Irondale Ensemble Company, said. "What we're saying is talk. Yes! YEE-HAW!"

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