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Welcome to The STEAM Journal, a transdisciplinary, global, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal with a focus on the intersection of the sciences and the arts. The STEAM Journal integrates perspectives from a variety of contexts and fields.

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

In the long history of the interaction - and separation - of Arts and Science, STEAM as an acronym emerged in the early 2000s. It has been a focusing lens in developing new approaches to education and research that are better aligned with skills and mindsets for the 21st century and for addressing the complex and emerging issues of our time.

The STEAM Journal creates space and opportunity to explore how the Arts and STEM fields can cross boundaries to learn from and inform each other. Our goal is to create open dialogue and expression of art, scholarship both theoretical and empirical, teaching, and practice. In doing this, we contribute to the expanding field of transdisciplinary work. Specifically in our emphasis on STEAM, we seek to be a hub for scholars and practitioners from many disciplines who care about and work to improve our knowledge of arts-science integrations that inform policy and practice of STEAM integrations in research, education, and developing sustainable futures..

The STEAM Journal is a transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, journal. STEAM integrates perspectives from a variety of contexts and bridges between Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and the Arts. In this context, the journal acts as a forum for open dialogue of STEAM as well as expanding the body of transdisciplinary knowledge. The STEAM Journal is a hub for scholars and practitioners of many disciplines who wish to provide commentary, exchange ideas and inform policy and practice of STEAM.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2023)






Gömböc the Great
Indigo M. Strickert and Lori E. Bradford


Dear Duck-Billed Platypus
Michael J. Leach Dr


Life’s a Pattern
Adam Manning

Field Articles


The Patterns of Yarning
Adam Manning and Sara Motta


STEAM and Environmental Justice in an Interdisciplinary Context
Paula Farca, Alina Handorean, and Jürgen Brune


Constructing Kites to Integrate Mathematics and Arts Concepts
David Glassmeyer, Kevin Hsieh, and Lieu Nguyen


Exhibiting STEAM: Curating Community Conversations through Library Collections
Stefanie Hilles, Ginny Boehme, and Rachel Makarowski


Acrylic on Canvas painting showing abstract hand holding a cell phone that is ablaze in the foreground against a bright pop colored background

Issue Art:

Daze Ablaze by Julie Orr