Agnes Chavez is an artist/educator and the founder of STEMArts. The STEMArts project started in 2010 with a pilot program funded by LANL Small Grants, at Taos Academy in Taos New Mexico. Artists were brought in to teach STEMArts workshops that were then aligned with the national STEM standards. The STEMArts program continues successfully at Taos Academy.
In 2011, STEMArts shifted its focus from "workshops" to "collaborations", wanting to explore a more integrative approach, encouraging interdisciplinary multi-age collaborations that dissolve the boundaries between art, science and technology while proposing creative solutions to real world problems. In the fall, Chavez was offered a unique opportunity to implement these ideas. She was contracted to bring the STEMArts approach to the design of the education program for ISEA2012.
Chavez also founded Sube, Inc. in 1996. Sube is an educational company that develops multisensory products and services for K-12 schools. Sube, Inc. is the developer and publisher of Sube Learning Language thru Art, Music & Games, a curriculum and resource kit for teaching Spanish or English as a second language to Preschool through 5th grade students, nationally and internationally.