The S.T.E.A.M. initiative is more than just an emphasis of the subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM education is an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to learning. Student play an active role in their learning where they learn the value of exploration, discovery and problem solving.
More recently, educators and policy makers have been discussing the importance of arts education in innovation and problem solving. Educators concluded that arts remains at the core of the United States’ “ability to discover, create, collaborate, imagine, innovate, inspire, analyze and reflect.” Innovation is necessary to create new industries in the future.