S.T.E.A.M. Day

S.T.E.A.M. Day

A new academic system called S.T.E.M has become the model for primary and secondary education. This new effort is meant to promote knowledge and discipline not only for a student's success, but also because there fields are deeply intertwined in real world in how students learn most effectively; however, areas in the arts have been excluded as resources are diverted into S.T.E.M. subjects. As of 2008, a record of 80% of arts education in public schools has been cut, and the first subjects removed are fine art, music, and foreign languageDespite studies pointing to the importance of creative fields for developing and strengthening cognitive skills or even how the arts have helped to preserve and even shape cultures around the globe, it is addressed as nonessential.

As a response to the lack of arts in the education system, an initiative addressed as S.T.E.A.M. advocates for including creative subjects as an integral component of learning. My challenge was to create an identity system and promotional material for a hypothetical conference to encourage the movement. The concept of my work relies on the dependence of certain elements to create a full experience, in this case color. Red, Yellow, and Blue can exist alone, but blended together they provide a full spectrum. In the same way, the S.T.E.M. subjects are importance, but blending them together with the Arts brings a rich experience.