recent years, the concept of STEAM has gained popularity in the world of
education. According to the National Science Foundation, “To succeed in this
new information-based and highly technological society, students need to
develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered
acceptable in the past.”
STEAM builds upon the concept of STEM by emphasizing the integral role of the arts and creativity in this learning process. Specifically, STEAM provides value by exposing youth to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.
By exposing students to STEAM and giving them opportunities to explore STEAM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEAM field. We want to create opportunities to see how STEAM concepts relate to life in order to hopefully spark a passion for a future career in a STEAM field.