5/6/14 – A Big Conversation About STEAM

This program furthered the discourse about STEAM education in Cambridge, now a STEM city, and beyond. The aim was to demonstrate the importance of STEAM in K-12 and higher education, as well as discussing the broader impact and growing interest in STEAM within the larger community, the creative workforce and professional scientists and artists.


Gavin Andrews – Assistant Director for Family, Student and Teacher Programs, Peabody Essex Museum

Saeed Arida – Founder and Chief Excitement Officer, NuVu

Kyle Browne – Director, Cambridge Creativity Commons

Diane Daily – Education Programs Manager, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Ingrid Gustafson – Instructional Technology Specialist, Cambridge Public Schools

Leila W. Kinney – Executive Director of Arts Initiatives MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Khari J. Milner, Ed.M. – Co-Director, The Agenda for Children Out-of-School-Time Initiative, Learning Partnerships Director, Cambridge Public Schools

Marlon Orozco – Media Program Director, Community Arts Center

Scott Osterweil – Creative Director, The Education Arcade; Research Director, Comparative Media Studies, MIT

STEAM Clubs: RISD/Brown, MIT

Nicole Weber – Science in Education Program, Lesley University


Organized in collaboration with Cambridge Creativity Commons and The Agenda for Children.

Cambridge Creativity Commons engages Cambridge Public School students and teachers in developing their imagination and creativity across disciplines to enrich aesthetic understanding and activate joy of learning through innovative arts-based projects.

The Agenda for Children is a unique collaboration between various public and private entities to identify the needs of Cambridge children and to formulate cooperative strategies and programs to address those needs.