Orlando Science Center showcases the importance of STEAM at Otronicon. You might have heard the term STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and STEAM is all of those fields with the integration of the Arts. The vitality of STEAM is becoming more widely known at institutions, educational facilities, and corporations.
The knowledge, skills and practices that students acquire from studying the arts are the same skills needed to be successful in the global economy, which is why Otronicon highlights local artists. When combined with a solid STEM curriculum, these skills include creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; flexibility and adaptability; and social and cross-cultural skills.
By incorporating the arts, STEAM demonstrates the versatility of some careers that many people don’t necessarily consider. For example, game creation is a big industry highlighted at Otronicon, and it takes not only computer-savvy professionals, but also artists to develop a successful new game.
At Otronicon, you will be able to browse the creations of many different artists who have been inspired by technology as they designed and made their pieces. Click here for a full list of artist exhibitors this year!