STEM Crisis

See also: society, stem


We needed students in science and math. So we “created STEM.” Then folks decided that art needed a place in design thinking so we made “STEAM.” Then another smart someone decided that all of this work required texts we read so we created “STREAM.” Soon a soothsayer will decide STREAM requires civic engagement and citizenship and decide we need Social Studies leading to “STREAMSS” We used to call this “School” STEM isn’t a class or subject. It is a way of being, thinking, and doing. Iterative design in the process of knowledge creation. The only STEM crisis is our addiction to alphabet soup