Is creativity the secret sauce of STEM, science technology engineering math?

Creativity is labeled the global success skill of 2030 and beyond. There will be challenges that require creative problem solving so let’s be creative!

STEM & Design are natural partners. After all you can’t build anything without design. Apple stands out as a company known for its innovation, design and creativity. One of what’s called the Apple Rules is to merge aesthetics and innovation…to find and engineer the beauty in things.

One of the most popular TED Talks of all time is by Creativity Expert, Sir Ken Robinson. His talk has more than 63 million views. In this most viewed TED Talk Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. 

Sir Ken Robinson is not just an amazing orator, he is the most viewed speaker on TED.com. His three talks have been viewed an astounding 21.5 million times. Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

The E in STEM, Engineering, is problem solving and requires the ability to think differently and visualize new and alternative solutions. Armed with creativity and imagination we look to engineers to produce creative and innovative solutions to the problems we face.

Learn more about hands on STEM and STEAM. What’s STEAM? STEM + Art = STEAM.