Higher Education Re-Imagined
Launch event for the Winter 2019 Issues in Science and Technology
Systemic weaknesses within the US system of higher education and workforce training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have been well documented for decades. From overspecialization and elitism to sexual harassment and skewed incentives, these problems continue to sap the vitality and social value of the STEM enterprise—threatening the United States’ global leadership in STEM education.
How can these challenges be addressed? In a series of clear-eyed essays in the Winter 2019 Issues in Science and Technology, Lida Beninson, Frazier Benya, Tom Rudin, and Layne Scherer present compelling pathways toward sustainable, systemic, inclusive, institutional change. Drawing on a series of new consensus reports by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, these authors describe ambitious but sensible approaches to building a STEM education enterprise for the twenty-first century.
Please join us for this free afternoon event as these authors apply their unmatched expertise to urgent issues in STEM higher education.
This event is presented in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.