question like a scientist
design like a technologist
build like an engineer
create like an artist
deduce like a mathematician
STEAMpop values the intersection between the Arts and STEM concepts because these connections are all around us. Our name represents the relevance and importance of integrating the Arts in STEM. The pop is the spark that comes from learning by making and the experience of creating something beautiful.
Founded by Melissa Silk, Annette Mauer and Jane Martin, experienced educators and presenters currently working in research and practice related to STEAM.
We provide unique hands-on STEAM experiences in the education, community and corporate environments. Our practice also includes consultation in design thinking and we collaborate with exciting creators to develop high quality, imaginative STEAM events.
Melissa works extensively in a variety of learning contexts to enhance the status of STEAM. She is passionate about exploring connections between imagination, making and mathematics. Melissa develops unique STEAM experiences while also engaged in PhD research at the University of Technology Sydney.
Annette has worked in the secondary schools and museums developing programs in art, design and critical and creative thinking for primary and secondary students. Annette has facilitated design thinking programs for the corporate and cultural sectors. She believes that that integrated STEAM programs will result in new of thinking and an increased awareness of the value of the arts in society.
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