STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math education.
Each of these disciplines do not exist in isolation but are connected in the real world.
Developing student knowledge in each ensures their success.
The US Department of Education states the following:
"All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow. But, right now, not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers."