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Art + science research go hand-in-hand

  • Adding Art + Design to STEM research will enhance U.S. economic competitiveness.
  • In a rapidly changing world, the tools and methods of design offer new models for creative problem solving and interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • Artists and designers can effectively communicate complex data and scientific information to multiple stakeholders and broad audiences.
  • Artists and scientists both ask big questions; designers and engineers both provide inspired solutions. Together they are more powerful than apart.


Integrate the arts into STEM curricula

  • Integrating Art + Design into STEM education promotes critical thinking, a key 21st century skill.
  • The tools and methods of design offer new models for creative problem solving, introducing innovative practices of design thinking into STEM education.
  • Art education teaches the flexible thinking and risk taking that are needed in today’s complex and dynamic world.
  • STEAM education promises to increase student engagement and unlock creative thinking and innovation.


Tomorrow’s innovators are artists and designers

  • STEAM is a pathway to increase U.S. economic competitiveness.
  • Art + Design provide real solutions for our everyday lives, distinguish American products in a global market place, and create opportunity for economic growth.
  • Design is increasingly becoming a key differentiator for technology startups and products.