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
The Future of Science is Art
Taking Imagination Seriously
The Art of Engineering
Artist/Engineer Theo Jansen
Stem to Steam
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