Share Paper: Designing the future of undergraduate STEM education: An inter-institutional and interdisciplinary approach

  1. Benjamin Scragg, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, United States
  2. Trina Davis, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University, United States
  3. Michele Norton, Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, United States
  4. Punya Mishra, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, United States
  5. Ariel Anbar, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, United States
Thursday, April 1 11:15-11:35 AM Room 5

Abstract: STEM education has received increased attention lately. What has received less attention is what the substance of STEM education can and should be. Effective STEM education requires going beyond mere knowledge of STEM disciplines; it needs the development of creativity, ingenuity, and the ability to work collaboratively. Most importantly, it needs a sensitivity to the broader social and the ethical contexts within which we live and work. In this paper we describe the STEM Futures project (stem-futures.org): a virtual design studio experience for higher-education faculty in STEM disciplines to develop innovative new undergraduate programs and curriculum materials. The goal was ...