You've probably heard of STEM education, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. But
The extra A stands for arts, and who better to speak about STEAM education than the co-founder of another famous A - Apple Inc.'s Steve Wozniak.
He will share his perspectives at Thursday’s launch of the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM initiative, sponsored by
"Tickets to the inaugural STEAM event and luncheon at the
"Wozniak helped to shape the personal computer industry with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh line that followed. He currently serves as chief scientist for Fusion-io, a global data storage and delivery firm.
"Palm Beach State's five-year STEAM initiative targets the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, adding the arts into its scope. The STEAM goal is to support student enrollment in these fields by providing 1,000 new scholarship awards, creating 50 academic program enhancements and generating 100 new business partnerships with 50 new internship opportunities. Even before the official launch event, the College Foundation has reported receiving $600,000 in STEAM program support and $15,000 in STEAM scholarship donations.