BioSTEAM encourages students to imagine and design their future, now. It is more urgent than ever for our youth to be informed and inspired to respond to the complex challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and the recent rise of pandemic diseases.  We provide diverse and creative tools for teachers to engage youth in sci-art interventions at the intersection of arts-humanities & science, bioethics & human ecology, nature/ecophilosophy & technology. Students learn from interdisciplinary and intercultural experts who share their knowledge to inspire youth to connect to and design with nature, and imagine a better world. Learn more

Pollinator Concentrator

Students explore nature-inspired design through the Pollinator Concentrator, a site-specific, interspecies installation by BioSTEAM artist, Ana MacArthur. The installation at the Rio Fernando Park in Taos New Mexico addresses the concern of pollinator decline to raise awareness to the importance of biodiversity. Created in partnership with Taos Land Trust.


Citizen Science

Citizen science, also known as crowd-sourced science, is the collection and analysis of data by the general public to advance scientific research and increase the public's understanding of science.  We select theme-specific citizen science projects. Participate in small actions locally that have a powerful impact globally. See how observing nature can inform and inspire your design process.


BioSTEAM Challenge

Each BioSTEAM project has a culminating BioSTEAM Design Challenge that explores the art, science and technology behind the topic being explored. The BioSTEAM Design Tool guides the design process. The winning student designs are submitted for inclusion on our virtual gallery and at international exhibits.


BIOTA Exchange

BIOTA Exchange joins New Mexico students with students around the world through the genre of bio-art with a focus on biodiversity. Through the BioSTEAM International exchange program students participate in mixed reality(MR) workshops and exchanges to meet the collaborating artists, scientists and cultural specialists.


STEAM in Space

What is space? Space exploration technologies, satellite tracking and the move toward colonizing the Moon and Mars is accelerating at a rapid pace. This project explores outer space through astrophysics, art and space policy to imagine a peaceful interplanetary future.



A collaborative research project with SAP Lab (Science, Art, Philosophy Laboratory) and students at American Corner at University of Lisbon's Faculty of Letters (FLUL) in Portugal exploring a new framework for 'micro-model' sci-art interventions in a Lisbon bairro.