STEAM – Science Tech Engineering Art Math

science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics

STEAM programs aim to teach students to think critically and use engineering or technology in imaginative designs or creative approaches to real-world problems while building on students’ mathematics and science base. STEAM programs add art to STEM curriculum by drawing on design principles and encouraging creative solutions.

John Maeda:
At Rhode Island School of Design, Maeda led the movement to transform STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM by adding Art. He states:

I believe art and design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century like science and technology did in the last century