STEAM education incorporates art into the widely-accepted STEM model. It was first developed at the Rhode Island School of Design. You can read more about their championing of STEAM at stemtosteam.org.
I personally was introduced to the STEAM idea while working with a science museum. I loved the idea of incorporating art into STEM education and began designing activities to fit this model and developing STEAM programs for other organizations. I have met critics of STEAM along the way who believe there is no room for art in the sciences. My favorite anecdote to share with them is about the early biologists who were also required to study art to ensure they could accurately depict and record what they were observing in the field and under the microscope. With the content of this blog, I will bring to light other real-life examples of art, science and math working together.