STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Supporting education in these areas is important because knowledge in these topics is highly sought-after backgrounds in the growing business community. As the community grows, in-demand careers are going to require STEAM skills where people have the ability to think for themselves and solve problems creatively. Inspiring students to think out-of-the box and explore innovative solutions to real-world problems will prepare students for 21st century challenges. By providing opportunities for students to ask questions collaborate and innovate through core standards there will be a stronger and more well-rounded generation to bring economic success to the region. Promoting STEAM education is another way Project 17 is preparing the region for a successful future and creating a well-prepared workforce that will be available to fulfill in-demand jobs.