STEAM Workgroup is a cultural arts research and evaluation consulting company based in Indianapolis, Indiana that helps organizations nationwide with data collection, analysis, and interpretation as well as program design. STEAM Workgroup draws upon research in STEM fields as well as education, ethnomusicology, sociology, and anthropology to help groups find the right questions as well as answers.
STEAM stands for using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math together to learn in a more holistic way. Working across subjects and content areas, we help design and evaluate programs and exhibits. In true STEAM fashion, we bring a multidisciplinary toolkit to the job to help you in your work.
With varied backgrounds and skills, we specialize in contextual description and analysis of complex issues and systems. This means we can go beyond basic surveys and interviews, using methods that can uncover those hard-to-find, "hidden" variables that other researchers and evaluators may miss.
STEAM Workgroup engages in the practice of the Equitable Evaluation Framework™ (EEF), which "seeks to reimagine the purpose and practice of evaluation by seeding and growing a field to advance equity and expand notions of validity, objectivity, rigor, and embrace complexity." As a partner in this work, we invite you to learn directly from the Equitable Evaluation Initiative.
It all flows from collaboration. We listen. We ask a lot of questions. We work through and from the goals, outcomes, and needs - all of which come from you and the communities involved.
In other words, it's not about us, it's about you and the people you serve.