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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...

Arts Advocacy Day is April 4-5

AFTA's 24th annual Arts Advocacy Day, The 2011 National Arts Action Summit will take place Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5. It is the only national event that brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of...

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...