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While this glossary is mostly (and thankfully?) acronym free, some require inclusion, such as STEM for Science Technology Engineering and Math. There’s a lot of steam for STEM initiatives — both steam-inducing anger (picture a cartoon portrayal) about K-12 performance in STEM subjects as well as a full-steam-ahead commitment to address STEM needs. Not to stem that tide but ride it instead … STEAM (with its inclusion of Art) is also catching on.