Dean of Academic Affairs
Housatonic Community College
Sustaining STEM/STEAM on a College Campus
College campuses that launch STEM/STEAM Programs often neglect to establish a STEM/STEAM sustainability plan. STEAM events tend to be random acts or stand-alone events without intentional integrated or collaborative connections across the STEAM disciplines, faculty or students. STEM/STEAM initiatives, goals and objectives require adequate staffing, administrative support, funding, equipment, training and key stakeholders in order to strategically sustain a robust STEAM college campus. In order to continuously support and maintain the efforts in STEAM on a College Campus a STEAM sustainability plan should consider the six core components.