Word of the Week for the week of September 11, 2016



Meaning & Usage

noun STEAM is an acronym standing for science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics in an expanded interdisciplinary approach to incorporate design, thinking, and creativity into STEM education to drive innovation.

The techies of the world are getting all the attention right now, but the future of the world needs to be STEAM-ready because design and artistic expression are the elements that will make technology more people-friendly.


The STEAM initiative was introduced as a Congressional resolution in 2009 as a formal way to link arts and design into STEM in recognition of rapid changes in the ways technology and design are being incorporated into everyday usage.

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