STEAM Blends Science and the Arts including the 2013 example from the Wall Street Journal today of eighth-grade students in Brooklyn are learning to build cameras and getting practice composing images as part of a new class that combines technology and the arts.
"the innovative practices of art and design play an essential role in improving STEM education and advancing STEM research."
The original news is 2011:
...Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, are helping to fuel work in [STEAM.]
The NSF has provided research grants and underwritten a number of conferences and workshops around the nation this year, including a forum hosted by the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, titled "Bridging STEM to STEAM: Developing New Frameworks for Art-Science-Design Pedagogy."
Picking up on the Rhode Island institution's push for STEAM, in late September, a lawmaker from that state, U.S. Rep. James Langevin, a Democrat, introduced a House resolution to highlight how "the innovative practices of art and design play an essential role in improving STEM education and advancing STEM research."