has announced a $3 million gift from the to create a comprehensive initiative in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education.
The funds will be used to launch a Digital Humanities Laboratory that provides expertise, equipment, and facilities for faculty and students across a range of subjects; amplifies the strengths of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by infusing them with the creativity, visual acuity, and aesthetics of the arts; and connects established disciplines and audiences with the university's cultural heritage collections. A portion of the award will also be used to establish an endowment fund to support STEAM education at Yale.
"We believe that STEAM is a critical component of twenty-first-century learning, and the Goizueta Foundation is pleased to join with Yale University in this strategic initiative," said Goizueta Foundation chair and CEO Olga Goizueta Rawls. "It will provide a unique opportunity to join the university’s historic strengths in teaching and learning in the humanities with my father’s vision for innovation and creativity in education and public life."