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NU Graduate Produces STEM to STEAM Study

Should the Arts be added to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math? STEM education has been a focus of K-16 education over the past decade; now experts are researching the effect of Arts education on STEM. The Sierra College STEM Collaborative published “Exploring STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics” by Elizabeth Dayton, Ph.D. to explore the evidence in support of adding arts and innovation to the national effort to encourage STEM education and careers.

Click here to listen to Carol Pepper-Kittredge

That’s Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director, Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies. Pepper-Kittredge says Sierra College has been collaborating with area schools and STEM education for a number of years. One particular success story comes out of Rocklin High School.

Click here to listen to Carol Pepper-Kittredge

According to Dayton, “There is striking evidence of the demand for more creativity and innovation in the American economy, both in looking backward to STEM successes in recent history, and in looking forward to what educators and employers see ahead, a convincing case can be made for the value of arts and innovation alongside strong STEM education.”

“Exploring STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics” is now available online at the Sierra School Works website: sierraschoolworks.com/.

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