The [+a]rt of changing behavior

One of the tenets of STE[+a]M focuses on the interconnected bind between convergent and divergent thinking. The following video provides an example of how a human behavior is changed through a creative solution to the following question. Can we get more people to choose to take the stairs...

The icon for STE[+a]M – Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci’s creative abilities capture what can be achieved when the right and left hemispheres of the brain are balanced and integrated. Da Vinci was a highly creative artist, but also a very logical and precise engineer and scientist.  As one begins to explore the principles of...

Transform STEM into STE(A)M by John Maeda

The following article is from John Maeda. In this article in SEED magazine he shares his personal views on moving from STEM to STEAM. "After two decades as a student and faculty member at MIT, my newest experience at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)...

National Policy moving from STEM to STE[+a]M a must

The following blog post from the Triangle Coalition exposes the opportunity for a national policy change leading to an educational framework based on STE[+a]M not just STEM. Friday, January 07, 2011 STEM Education: Who’s Who in the 112th CongressNow that the 112th Congress is officially in office, we can begin...

Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together

Happy New Year! As we head into 2011, I would like to share a message from Mae Jemison in 2002 which resonates today with our concept of STE[+a]M - integration of the [+a]rts with Science (STEM). - Edward Abeyta, Ph.D., UC San Diego Extension ...

Are the [+a]rts key to increasing novel ideas? Apparently we have to ask.

Divergent thinking is the underpinning of STE[+a]M which is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) alone do not promote and foster creative solutions in science.  Psychologist Robert Epstein, PhD, a visiting scholar...

STE[+a]M “a well balanced approach to thinking”

Daniel Pink, in his best-selling book, A Whole New Mind gives us a new frame of reference. “We are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear, computer like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built...