Einstein once wrote that is it is the beautiful experience of the mysterious that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. STEAM is science and technology interpreted through engineering and arts, all based on mathematical elements; it is STEM education taken a step further, with emphasis on design, aesthetics, and creativity.
With STEAM lessons, students recognize that whether they sit at a lab station or an art easel, tangible examination ensures that valid reasoning indeed supports their ideas. The simple act of tinkering – learning through trial and error – is a hallmark of STEAM education. Students are taught that success comes through multiple iterations and that failure must be embraced as part of the process.
Students will now take on projects that begin in one class and are then carried through the disciplines of others. With emphasis on design-thinking, STEAM is less about coming up with the right answer and more about creating something new. It is our hope that through this learning process, students will design meaningful solutions not just in the classroom, but also in the community as future leaders.
We have state-of-the-art labs to support our STEAM program and plans to further develop laboratory spaces on the campus to support this initiative. As knowledge increasingly becomes a commodity available to the masses, we believe in the importance of education that emphasizes the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity that will be valued in the workplace of tomorrow.