UCF Creates S.T.E.A.M.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun" ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

S.T.E.A.M. Instructor: Tracey R. Morrison

UCF CREATE (Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment)
Central Florida S.T.E.A.M. Working Group contributor
National Arts Education Association Member

UCF Creates S.T.E.A.M.

UCF Creates S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is providing S.T.E.A.M. focused lessons for primary and secondary age students. Through innovative, hands-on activities, students will learn to work in groups, solving problems, planning, designing and integrating the best possible solution to complete several projects. The interdisciplinary topics focus on creative and critical thinking skills, prompting students to recognize how themes interconnect across subjects.

UCF Creates S.T.E.A.M. welcomes a loggerhead sea turtle, Dash, to our classroom this year. She was adopted through Sea Turtle Conservancy.

Why S.T.E.A.M. Speaks to Young People

  • Collaboration: S.T.E.A.M. promotes problem solving and team work skills as students work with peers and mentors to complete projects.
  • Innovation: S.T.E.A.M. creates original, hands-on experiences as students develop an original perspective on topics while exploring new media.
  • Technology: S.T.E.A.M. gives students the ability to work cross-platform and the confidence to take that knowledge with them as they move to higher education or into a career.
  • Recognition: S.T.E.A.M. collaborative projects will be displayed as public pieces throughout Orlando.

UCF Creates S.T.E.A.M. Mission Statement
Our mission is to teach an interdisciplinary curriculum tying subjects together in innovated and creative ways as to promote critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving skills, for students, as well teachers.

STEAM Structure

Weekly classes during regular school hours, throughout the academic year.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp will promote intensive, focused learning combining science and art.

Professional Development

Workshops for teachers, future teachers, program leaders, or anyone that feels integration would be useful in their classroom.

UCF Creates S.T.E.A.M. Partners

  • Bridge To Independence Private School
  • Nap Ford Community School
  • UCF ICubed – Innovation through Institutional Integration
  • UCF School of Visual Arts and Design
Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
UCF Center for Emerging Media • 500 Bentley Street Orlando, FL 32801 • Phone: 407-235-3603 • Website Technical Support: