STEM Education is Missing a Crucial Component

It’s about STEAM 
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math 

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”    - Leonardo da Vinci 

The GAC believes that STEM education, though important, is missing a vital component. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math cannot solve problems alone. Instead, each discipline is tied to art for meaning, problem-solving, and asking important questions. 

It’s not enough to include art without exploring the connections that creativity has to each STEM area. Whether it’s working with high voltage resonant air-core transformers to make lightning effects for a classic Superman film or using inductive interference to induce an eerie voice sound, science is no less an art form than playing the violin. That’s what we’re out to prove. That’s what we aim to instill in all participants -- the scientist, the technologist, the engineer, the artist, and the mathematician in all of us. 

That challenge is at the core of the Grand Arts Consortium – a cooperative of artists, engineers, historians, educators, students, and enthusiasts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Not STEM – STEAM.