Chesterfield County Public Schools gets STEAMed

Enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork will be on display during the third annual STEAM Fair of Chesterfield County Public Schools May 2-3 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. in Richmond. Middle and high school students will participate 5-8 p.m. May 2, and elementary students will participate 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 3. The STEAM Fair is free and open to the public.

What is STEAM? It stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. STEAM instruction is one strategy Chesterfield County Public Schools is using to engage students and achieve Goal 1 of its strategic plan: “All learners will acquire, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to solve meaningful problems and to achieve success as productive, thriving global citizens. Students will learn through active engagement, collaboration and exploration of personal interests, talents and ambitions across disciplines.”

The STEAM Fair includes three areas: