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RISD President John Maeda Puts RI at Center of STEM to STEAM Initiative

Published on February 2, 2012

Since becoming president of the RI School of Design in 2008, John Maeda has championed a "STEM to STEAM" movement in research and education. In a recent Smart Planet article, he shares his thoughts on how linking arts and design to traditional science-based inquiry can boost innovation and notes RI is one state that has included STEAM as part of its jobs growth strategy.

Read the article to see why he believes Apple is the best example of STEAM at work and what he wants to accomplish next. 

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