FROM STEM TO STEAM+
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS AND MATHEMATICS = STEM PLUS THE ARTS
Integrating the Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and related disciplines into traditional STEM efforts in creative endeavors, research, education, service, and outreach.
Significance of STEAM
STEAM allows for respect and honor towards each discipline for its own intrinsic value, while recognizing the benefits generated through interdisciplinary collaboration. By using cross-cutting approaches to guide students, staff and faculty inquiry, dialogue, and creative critical thinking, FAU endeavors are moved forward to meet the cultural, environmental and economic needs of the 21st century. STEAM promotes a holistic approach to education and inquiry across the university, and ensures FAU's efforts respond to and benefit society. To learn more about the benefits of STEAM, click here. To read about how colleges can help STEM students think more broadly, click here.