The Arts: Turning STEM into STEAM

"Arts provide innovations through analogies, models, skills, structures, techniques, methods, and knowledge. Arts don’t just prettify science or make technology more aesthetic; they often make both possible." Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein, Professor of Physiology and Visual Artist

The Arts are an essential component in educating the scientists, engineers and mathematicians of the 21st Century. However, this connection is nothing new. Throughout the history of science, important discoveries and new ways of thinking have been linked with the imaginative vision and artistry of the scientist. As Albert Enstein said, "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Links to Resources

EducationCloset STEAM Portal

The Art of Scientific and Technological Innovations 

STEAM Ahead: Merging Arts and Science Education 

Ten Rock Star Scientists 

Tips for Scientific Illustrations

Turn a Classroom into an Idea Factory!

The Future of Science is Art

Taking Imagination Seriously

The Art of Engineering

Artist/Engineer Theo Jansen

Stem to Steam

Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age_ Randy Nelson.mp4

California Science Standards

Caine's Arcade

Computer Scientists Use Music to Lure Students to STEM Majors

Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age_ Randy Nelson.mp4

Stem To Steam Presentation_CTE 3-10-13.ppt