There is a movement emerging across the country that is challenging students and educators to explore new ways of integrating art and design into the traditional "STEM" fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Careers in the 21st century will demand the kind of creative problem solving that translates critical observation, critical thinking, and critical making into objects and experiences that provide utility and meaning. This move from STEM to STEAM (the “A” is for art) has also become an important part of the Brown and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) curriculum in recent years.

So... what is STEAM? In this video, Brown and RISD students will help to answer this question.

For more information on STEAM, please visit

You can learn more about Brown University's online pre-college course "STEAM Studio: Design Projects" at



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