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Integration of Education in the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with the Arts and Humanities at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

NAS Building Room 120
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. July 27-July 28, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closed Session

3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Open Session and Reception

3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Committee hears from project sponsors
3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Committee discusses the goals of the study and broader questions, such as:
  • What evidence exists on the impact of educational experiences that integrate the arts, humanities, and STEM?
  • What kinds of integrated programs exist and which disciplines and sub-disciplines from the humanities, arts, and STEM are most typically integrated?
  • How are the arts, humanities, and STEM distinct from each other? Are they really so different?
  • Are there skills and competencies that are distinctly developed through the study of the arts, vs. the humanities, vs. STEM?
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Committee hears input from audience members and guests

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Reception in the Great Hall

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Closed Session

10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Open Session

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
  • 15-minute presentation by Robert Root-Bernstein (Professor of Physiology Michigan State University) on “A Review of Studies Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Integrating Arts, Music, Performing, Crafts and Design into Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medical Education” followed by discussion
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Panel discussion with William “Bro” Adams (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities) and Richard Miller (President of Olin College of Engineering)
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Committee hears additional input from audience members and guests
2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Closed Session

To RSVP or for more information about this meeting, please contact Ashley Bear