The mission of the STEAM Centre is to empower all learners and makers in Southwestern Ontario to create the future through play, ingenuity and exploration using STEAM learning tools. In doing so, the Centre delivers a comprehensive educational model focused on developing the creativity and problem-solving necessary to explore ideas and foster growth. The Government of Ontario, City of St. Thomas, and the Estate of Dorothy Fay Palmer have generously supported the STEAM Education Centre.
STEAM driven learning calls for the elevation of studies of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics as an educational priority. By integrating art and design, students cultivate the ability to be creative and flexible problem-solvers, to explore different ideas, to recognize failures as opportunities for discovery, and to communicate well with others. With STEAM projects, individuals learn by doing inventing, creating and designing – with the goal of building a sustainable, user-friendly world.