STEAM program provides wellness opportunities for students and staff
Success Through Wellness Grants foster creative STEAM programming in the Faculty of Science
Science is not only fun, it can make you feel better too. That’s the message the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, plus Art (STEAM) program is sharing with our campus community thanks to a Success Through Wellness Grant it received in 2018.
Five grants valued up to $10,000 were awarded in its inaugural year to areas across the university that foster positive mental health and well-being and create a supportive campus environment.
For their part, the STEAM team worked with a group of multi-disciplinary students and faculty members to generate five projects, all with the goal of helping people find joy, rejuvenate, de-stress and make connections.
“Each project is linked to science in some way,” notes Seema Goel, STEAM coordinator at the Faculty of Science. “Mathematics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and botany all played into these projects, highlighting the connections between science and culture.”