STEAM’D about STEM | Creative Scholars Project

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STEM, critical to America’s economic and innovative future, illustrates our educational systems’ decades long appreciation of the need for more science and math and, simultaneously, the decades long depreciation of the arts.  That’s why I’m STEAM’D about STEM! Fortunately, the tide is shifting with the growing recognition and inclusion of the Arts in STEM, aka STEAM.   For those of us that have raised, educated and played with little children – from babies to elementary-aged kids, we know that the best learning is through the arts, and studies increasing prove us right.  Just look at how little kids learn, especially before they start school:

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

The inclusion of Art into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculums is the difference between Sony and Apple–it encourages the concept of design into the equation.  While the value of STEM cannot be overstated, folding art into the equation provides motivation for innovation!

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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