To be successful in a STEM career, not only STEM knowledge and skills but also creativity is required. Therefore, the arts have been integrated into STEM disciplines and subsequently designated as STEAM education (Sousa & Pilecki, 2013). One example of informal learning environments that STEAM education provided is a summer camp. In this study, middle and highs school students’ use of their creativity in the Project-based Learning (PBL) courses was examined to determine students’ belief about the use of the arts in STEM activities. The results showed that students believed that they used their creativity in eight of the nine classes.

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Corresponding Author is Dr. Ayse Tugba Oner who recently graduated in Mathematics Education from Texas A&M University: Aggie STEM. Email: atugbaoner@gmail.com. Dr. Sandra B. Nite is a Research Scientist at Texas A&M University: Aggie STEM. Dr. Robert M. Capraro is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Texas A&M University: Aggie STEM. Dr. Mary Margaret Capraro is a Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University: Aggie STEM.

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