Mechanical Engineering Department
Grove City College
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Experiential Investigation of STEAM
Projects: Art and Engineering
Schools at all levels are implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs, but not all share the same goals or the same outcomes. Ideally, STEAM programs foster whole-person development by improving creativity and innovation, by teaching technical concepts within a meaningful context, and by improving the balance between logical/cognitive thinking and creative thinking. This should result in both wellrounded citizens and improved problem-solving skills. In this study, a professional artist and a mechanical engineering professor collaborated on a STEAM project in order to investigate the factors that lead to STEAM projects.