Support appears to be growing for efforts to incorporate the arts into science, technology, engineering and math teaching, transforming STEM into STEAM. The concept is being considered at both the federal and local levels, with some advocates saying art and design can help drive innovation in STEM fields. "We believe there is a powerful opportunity here to use the arts and arts-based learning to spark transformational change in science education," said Harvey Seifter, director of the Art of Science Learning.

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