US House of Representatives Resolution on STEAM

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You will be interested in this house resolution in the US House of Representatives
adocating STEAM iniatives !!

http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/files/House_Resolution_319_STEM_to_STEAM_2011_112Congress.pdf

H. RES. 319 (Introduced-in-House) 24 Oct 2011 19:34
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112TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
H. RES. 319
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that
adding art and design into Federal programs that target
the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) fields encourages innovation and economic growth
in the United States.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JUNE 21, 2011
Mr. LANGEVIN submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of
such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that
adding art and design into Federal programs that target
the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) fields encourages innovation and economic growth
in the United States.
Whereas the innovative practices of art and design play an
essential role in improving Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and
advancing STEM research;
Whereas art and design provide real solutions for our
everyday lives, distinguish United States products in a
global marketplace, and create opportunity for economic
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Whereas artists and designers can effectively communicate
complex data and scientific information to multiple
stakeholders and broad audiences;
Whereas the tools and methods of design offer new models for
creative problem-solving and interdisciplinary partnerships
in a changing world;
Whereas artists and designers are playing an integral role in
the development of modern technology; and
Whereas artists and designers are playing a key role in
manufacturing: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(1) recognizes the importance of art and design in the
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) fields;
(2) encourages the inclusion of art and design in the
STEM fields during reauthorization of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act;
(3) encourages institutions of higher education to
incorporate the role of art and design into their STEM
curricula; and
(4) encourages the Secretary of Commerce, the
Secretary of the Department of Education, the Chairman of
the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Director of
the National Science Foundation to develop a STEM to
STEAM Council representative of artists, designers,
education and business leaders, and Federal agencies in
order to facilitate a comprehensive approach to incorporate
art and design into the Federal STEM programs.

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