UW STEAM powers Wyoming’s future
Monday, March 19, 2018
The development of Wyoming’s new economic strategy for diversification through ENDOW and the need to supplant fossil fuel extraction budgets with viable long term industries will not only support Wyoming’s economy but also the skilled graduates and families that make Wyoming their home.
Across campus the term “STEAM” is used to describe the interdisciplinary combination of creative and industrial application. The term is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art and math.
“When Wyoming began the ENDOW project, UW wasn’t necessarily a concrete part of that, per-say,” UW College of Business Chair and Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management Jason Shogren said. “It’s been more of an organic process.”
The Coe Student Innovation Space is a very visible and user-friendly example of how students and community members are encouraged to engage with interdisciplinary problem solving and creativity on UW’s campus.