17 A Chemical Philosopher Exploring the “A” in STEAM

Michael D. Holloway

5th Order Industry, LLC, Texas, United States of America

DOI: 10.1201/9781003336495-20


  1. 17.1 Defining STEM
  2. 17.2 The Pillars of Performance
  3. 17.3 To Pursue or Not to Pursue?
  4. About the Author

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica,

STEM, in full science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, field and curriculum centered on education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The STEM acronym was introduced in 2001 by scientific administrators at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The organization previously used the acronym SMET when referring to the career fields in those disciplines or a curriculum that ...

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