Members of the RISD community were excited to be in Washington, DC last week when RISD co-hosted a briefing to launch a new Congressional STEAM Caucus (click on the photos above to see who’s who). The bipartisan group of Congressmen and women from 10 states will advocate for incorporating art and design into the national education agenda – an agenda that currently calls for renewed emphasis on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

President Maeda, who joined several other guests in addressing a standing-room-only crowd, reports being totally inspired by his visit to Capitol Hill.

You can view a video of the entire briefing if you’re interested and/or sign this petition in support of national recognition of the value of STEAM.

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