Yesterday, at a Congressional hearing of the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Representative Suzanne Bonamici (Democrat/Oregon) invited a series of individuals to testify about the importance of adding Art to STEM education – a movement RISD is spearheading through its STEM to STEAM initiative.

Scroll forward to 3:50 to hear what former MIT President Charles Vest – who’s also president of the National Academy of Engineering – has to say about the intrinsic value of art and design to the type of research and innovation that takes place at an institution like MIT. He also references the Congressional STEAM briefing RISD is co-hosting a week from today in DC.

Stay tuned for more as RISD’s STEAM efforts unfold on the national stage!

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