One credit, Honors.
Instructors: Jaclyn Chancey and Kaitlin Heenehan
As the next generation of innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers, STEM students will need 21st Century Skills: collaboration & communication; critical thinking & problem solving; and creativity & innovation. While these skills may develop over time through courses in students’ majors and other enrichment opportunities, they are rarely taught directly. This course, associated with a new speaker series, will engage students in the development and application of 21st century skills within an interdisciplinary STEM context–one that is focused beyond the undergraduate curriculum.
Course structure: This class will meet for two hours each Friday. The first hour (2:30 – 3:20) will be devoted to the speaker series and will be open and advertised to all interested students. The second hour (3:35 – 4:25) will consist of additional discussions and small group activities limited to those enrolled in the course.
A preview of the speaker series:
- Dr. Colleen Spurling, Molecular and Cell Biology, will speak on communicating STEM to non-STEM audiences
- Dr. Mike Miller, Communication, will speak on the science behind relationship building
- Dr. Lucy Gilson, Management, will speak on effective and innovative teams
- Dr. Scott Brown, Educational Psychology, will speak on problem solving strategies in STEM
- Dr. Allison MacKay, Civil and Environmental Engineering, will speak on human rights and STEM
- Dean Kazem Kazerounian, Engineering, will speak on innovation and creativity in STEM professions
A permission number is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and 7-digit Student Admin number.