Actually, as those with a long memory will attest, STEAM stands for Science TEAchers’ Magazine, produced by ICI, and which I edited in the early 1990s. I can’t remember if we trademarked it. I have a complete set which would doubtless fetch a fortune on eBay. Having closed it down, along with ICI’s strategic support for science education at the time, it wasn’t many years before the company was taken over. There’s a moral in there somewhere.

 

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Sounds like a load of hot air to me!

 

….sorry, I couldn’t resist!

 

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A warning to all science communicators:

 

A new acronym (another!) may be worming its way into your professional lives.

 

At a ‘Luvvies & Boffins’ science-art networking event at Google UK last night, one of the speakers was proclaiming (with some vigour) a replacement for STEM - in the shape of...

 

STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Medicine)

 

Enjoy.

 

 

Wynn

Wynn Abbott

Director, London Science Festival

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