Honors Projects


STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and art programs have long been struggling for dominance in the education system. This fight overshadows the fact there are synergistic educative capabilities when these two schools of thought are combined, allowing scientific and artistic persons to work in tandem and be exposed to a wider variety of problem-solving options and opinions. This study aims to focus on museum education practices specifically and how implementing STEAM programs (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) versus STEM could raise the perceived value of arts in society, as well as create a more enriching educational experience by using more holistic and interdisciplinary measures within their curriculum. This study will focus on the historical site Monticello and its current educational programs and expand on how these programs may be adapted to become STEAM programs that appeal to both artistic standards and scientific/technological standards.


Honors Program


Art – BA in Art History

First Advisor

Professor Ruthy Light

First Advisor Department

School of Art

Second Advisor

Doctor Barbara Bergstrom

Second Advisor Department

School of Art

Third Advisor


Fourth Advisor


Publication Date

Spring 5-13-2019