STEM education goes to the next level in STEAM Ahead!

Join Larry Plank, HCPS STEM Education Director and our host for Tampa's newest television show promoting STEM and STEAM programs and iniatives here in Hillsborough County, Florida.

STEAM Ahead, a new and exciting program that takes STEM education one step further. While most students and parents have heard of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), many have never heard of STEAM.  Educators who champion STEAM believe that creativity and innovation are important components of success in technical fields. STEAM puts a new twist on STEM curriculum by incorporating the study of Art education, which encourages imagination and ingenuity.

Each episode of STEAM Ahead! showcases the next generation of critical thinkers in the community with the assistance of SteamR, our robot host. The program features Hillsborough County students, grades K-12, who are learning and creating the latest advances in science and technology through various events and competitions.

Special thanks to our partners:  Hillsborough County Public Schools, Museum of Science and Industry, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay STEM Network and STEM Ecosystems. 


This program is made possible with support from the Hillsborough County Public Schools


STEAM Ahead Episodes