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STEAM fields

STEAM fields is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The initiative[1] began to include arts and design in STEM fields education.

The founder of this initiative is Georgette Yakman, who in addition to raising the idea of adding the arts to the STEM acronym, claims to have found a formal way to link the subjects together and correspond them to the global socioeconomic world. Her defining sentence is: "Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in elements of Mathematics" - (C/TM 2007). She provides professional development training to individual educators and programs on how to use the STEAM framework.

John Maeda, president of Rhode Island School of Design, has been a leader in bringing the initiative to the political forums of educational policy.

Sara Kapadia has organized a STEAM Journal.

The University of Florida has an infographic explaining STEM vs. STEAM.[2]

RISD has a STEM to STEAM program and maintains an interactive map of where STEAM is happening globally where other STEAM organizations may add themselves.

Boston Arts Academy, an urban arts high school, added a STEAM Lab to their school in 2014, led by Director, Dr. Nettrice R. Gaskins who was recently featured in US News & World Report. Dr. Gaskins researches culturally situated, arts-based inquiry in STEAM, through the contributions of professional artists and researchers from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.

See also


  1. ^ "H. RES. 51 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that adding art and design into Federal programs that target the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields encourages innovation and economic growth in the United States.". 113th Congress, 2013–2015. 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  2. ^ "STEM Vs. STEAM". University of Florida, Online Master of Arts in Art Education. University of Florida. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 

External links

  • STEAM: A Framework for Teaching Across the Disciplines
  • STEAM Connect
  • Steam Not Stem | Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics
  • STEAM Ahead: Merging Arts and Science Education
  • The Arts Are Not a Luxury
  • STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math PDF
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