The IOP Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Program emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of politics. In a time of rapid scientific and political change, STEAM aims to address modern social issues through intelligent community-based projects. Each semester’s STEAM cohort centers its work around partnerships, new and old, with individuals and organizations serving the Harvard, Cambridge, and greater Boston communities, constructing projects to fulfill specific community needs with an emphasis on service and advocacy. This semester’s projects will focus on the opioid crisis. Each project will culminate in a tangible deliverable and will allow students to build close relationships with mentors around the Harvard and Boston communities while contributing to cutting-edge research. Past projects have included presentations at the White House, conducting surveys on COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in local communities, and studying racial disparities in voter turnout.