Fostering STEAM

A group of teachers dip paper in dyesPI Dr. Blakely Tsurusaki received funding from the National Science Foundation’s AISL program for her broad implementation project titled “Fostering STEAM through ISL professional development.” Fostering STEAM partners with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to build on the outcomes of the successful AISL project “Project STEAM” led by Dr. Carrie Tzou which ended August 31, 2017.

Two educators lean over a plastic tub of water, dripping coloring onto paper floating on the waterThrough this past work, the collaborative team articulated a set of STEAM design principles that incorporate effective practices for broadening participation in science which informal educators can adopt and incorporate into their STEAM learning activities. This grant provides $1.25 million over five years beginning September 1, 2017.