US National Academies Town Hall meeting Dallas Feb 6- Integrating Arts and Humanities into STEM in Higher ed

colleagues

Two announcements =Second the ATEC watering hole, and First the
visit of Ashley Bear, Co Author of the National Academies report
on Integrating the Arts and Humanities in STEM Higher Ed

National Academies Town Hall meeting on UTD campus
Feb 6 Ashley Bear will give a town hall meeting on Feb 6 at 2pm – contact me for details-we are also hosting a private by invitation dinner in the evening-contact me if you would like to attend

for those of you who havent read the national academies report it is available free on line at
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/bhew/branches/index.htm 
this report is an important next step in stem to steam.

HE REPORT: AT A GLANCE
This study examined an important trend in higher education: integration of the humanities and arts with sciences, engineering, and medicine at the undergraduate and graduate level—which proponents argue will better prepare students for work,
life, and citizenship. Integrative models intentionally seek to bridge the knowledge, modes of inquiry, and pedagogies from multiple disciplines—the humanities, arts, sciences, engineering, technology, mathematics, and medicine—within the context
of a single course or program of study. A diverse array of colleges and universities now offer students integrative courses and programs, and many faculty are enthusiastic advocates for this educational approach. This movement in higher education raises an important question: what impact do these curricular approaches have on students?

To address this question, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed a 22-member committee to examine “the evidence behind the assertion that educational programs that mutually integrate learning experiences in
the humanities and arts with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) lead to improved educational and career outcomes for undergraduate
and graduate students.” The committee conducted an in-depth review and analysis of the state of knowledge on the impact of integrative approaches on students.

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree is now available to download on the National Academies Press website. You may also request to purchase a hard copy of this report.

 

so first – ATEC Watering Hole ( we are still trying to come up with
a new name) followed by salon at linda andersons

ATEC Watering Hole Announcement Fri Feb 1

Please join us Friday, February 1st in the ArtSciLab (ATEC 3.209) from 4-6pm for this week’s Watering Hole. Professors Heidi Cooley and Paul Fishwick will be moderating a discussion on the topic of forming connections and associations.

Professors  Cooley and Fishwick argue that one of the defining of our species is the ability to abstract and to create connections between concepts and ideas. These connections will be explored by way of a catalyst, spurring discussion. The moderators will begin discussion my presenting a video of kinetic artist Reuben Margolin to invite audience members to create connections using the video as a connecting agent.

After the Watering Hole as concluded, our dear friend Linda Anderson will be hosting a Salon gathering modeled on Gertrude Stein’s famous Paris Salon, featuring food, drink, artwork, books, and wonderful company. All are welcome!

Details:

Watering Hole: ArtSciLab, ATEC 3.209, 4-6PM

Salon: On campus, 428, starting at 6:30PM

One of the defining attributes of our species is the ability to abstract and to create connections between concepts and ideas. Sometimes, these connections can be explored by way of a a catalyst, which spurs discussion. We have chosen a general blog post on connections but more importantly, a video of kinetic artist Reuben Margolin. We will start the podjam by showing the video and invite audience members to create connections using the video as a connecting agent.

https://medium.com/creative-automata/making-connections-the-washington-monument-and-a-grain-of-salt-39a7816a369a

FOR Watering Hole 2.1.2019

– Salon @ 428 – 6:30pm

– modeled on Gertrude Steins Paris Salon featuring food, 8 i0drink, artwork, books and me

And please come- contact me if you need a parking permit

National Academies Town Hall meeting on UTD campus
AND THEN: Feb V Ashley Bear will give a town hall meeting on Feb 6 at 2pm – contact me for details-we are also hosting a private by invitation dinner in the evening-contact me if you would like to attend

for those of you who havent read the national academies report it is available free on line at
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/bhew/branches/index.htm 
this report is an important next step in stem to steam

Roger Malina

THE REPORT: AT A GLANCE
This study examined an important trend in higher education: integration of the humanities and arts with sciences, engineering, and medicine at the undergraduate and graduate level—which proponents argue will better prepare students for work,
life, and citizenship. Integrative models intentionally seek to bridge the knowledge, modes of inquiry, and pedagogies from multiple disciplines—the humanities, arts, sciences, engineering, technology, mathematics, and medicine—within the context
of a single course or program of study. A diverse array of colleges and universities now offer students integrative courses and programs, and many faculty are enthusiastic advocates for this educational approach. This movement in higher education raises an important question: what impact do these curricular approaches have on students?

To address this question, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed a 22-member committee to examine “the evidence behind the assertion that educational programs that mutually integrate learning experiences in
the humanities and arts with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) lead to improved educational and career outcomes for undergraduate
and graduate students.” The committee conducted an in-depth review and analysis of the state of knowledge on the impact of integrative approaches on students.

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree is now available to download on the National Academies Press website. You may also request to purchase a hard copy of this report.

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