The development of STEAM-proficient students begins with our littlest Falcons, our PK students. Children who study STEAM at an early age also develop a variety of skills that are essential for success: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. The Fuqua School STEAM Lab hosts lower and middle school classes weekly to enable students to explore and connect concepts in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Through the STEAM Lab, students explore technology and engineering solutions and appropriately apply the concepts of mathematics in order to understand and address real-life issues, problems, and challenges. As students progress through our STEAM curriculum, students begin to independently integrate STEAM concepts into other disciplines, and are able to answer more complex questions, investigate global issues, solve real-world problems, and meet real-world challenging while engaging in a meaningful, purposeful, and relevant hands-on inquiry-based, problem-based and/or project-based learning experiences.