Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:

  • transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
  • encourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 education
  • influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation
  • Dr. Francesca Samsel in collaboration with Dr. Craig Tweedie created a visualization of his environmental research for Cyber-ShARE’s visualization wall called Turbulence and Topography. The visualization was presented at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA), and she presented a workshop at the IEEE Visualization 2012. Turbulence and Topography melds the data, graphs, photographs and drawings, to create a visual exploration for the viewer; the researchers monitor, map and evaluate the ongoing physical changes in the arctic environment of Barrow, Alaska and the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico.