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Webcast of ‘Speaking of Science’ discussion on STEM competitiveness available
Webcast of ‘Speaking of Science’ discussion on STEM competitiveness availableOctober 27, 2006Rob Enslinrmenslin@syr.edu
A recorded webcast of the Oct. 19 panel discussion “Confronting the Crisis: Keeping the U.S. Ahead of the Curve in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education,” moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and author William Safire ’51, is now available at http://dana.org/broadcasts/webcasts/.
The event, held at The Dana Center in Washington, D.C., marked the culmination of a two-year National Science Foundation grant project, in which Syracuse University collaborated with institutions nationwide to explore K-20 issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or the STEM disciplines, as they are collectively called. The results of the project were published in an SU report titled “What It Means to Be Educated in the 21st Century” and distributed at the discussion.
The event was presented as part of the “Speaking of Science” series, co-sponsored by The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and The Dana Foundation, which Safire chairs.
A&S Dean Cathryn R. Newton offered opening remarks prior to the panel discussion, which featured George Campbell Jr. G’77, physicist and president of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; A. Lynn Bolles ’71, professor of women’s studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; and Uri Treisman, professor of mathematics and executive director of The Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Copies of the “What It Means to Be Educated in the 21st Century” are available from Kathleen Leavens in SU’s Office of Research at 443-2492or firstname.lastname@example.org.