The Journey of Professor S.T.E.A.M.
While the acronym STEM has been around for over two decades, S.T.E.A.M. (known as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math or the previously used term STEMA) introduces a new emphasis to the well-known basic educational concept. And for good reason. Let’s face it: how you present something can be as important as the information itself. The A that needs to be incorporated in STEM stands for Art, or the artistic expression of how information is presented.
Mission & Vision
The goal of the Professor STEAM book series is to create a collection of 30-page easy to read rhyming periodicals about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The Professor STEAM organization includes social media, websites, and YouTube channels with helpful resources to compliment the book series.
S.T.E.A.M. ACCESS AND THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD
Professor STEAM is the brainchild of Dr. Kandis Boyd, PMP. She is a STEAM expert, with over 25+ years of hands on experience in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Kandis has been a motivator and a manager throughout her career, and has served as a STEAM communicator, where she was responsible for ensuring all parties understood the administrative, logistical, and STEAM importance of that particular project. She is a global speaker, renown expert, and has written over 50 articles and 30 podcasts on STEAM topics. Dr. Boyd is a Professor and has taught students of all ages for over a decade.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Meterology and a double Masters of Science (M.S.) in Meteorology and Water Resources from Iowa State University, as well as a Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She holds several certifications and is considered a lifelong learner and teacher.
Dr. Kandis Boyd, PMP is a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service and has spent her 25+ year career as a STEAM communicator, STEAM advocate and STEAM mentor/advisor to individuals of various backgrounds, genders, and socio-economic statuses.
Kandis is also the 2020 Recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s Charles E. Anderson Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the 2020 Recipient of the Black Engineers of the Year Award for Career Achievement, and the 2020 Recipient of the National Weather Association Special Achievement Award for Lifetime Achievement.