In November 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a multi-day virtual symposium on imaging the future of undergraduate STEM education. Speakers and participants pondered the future and the past and shared their goals, priorities, and dreams for improving undergraduate STEM education. Expert speakers presented information about today's students and approaches to undergraduate STEM education, as well as the history of transformation in higher education. Thoughtful discussions explored ideas for the future, how student-centered learning experiences could be created, and what issues to consider to facilitate a successful transformation. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the symposium.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Proceedings of a Virtual Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26314.
|2 Goals for the Future: Changing Purposes of Undergraduate STEM Education||7-14|
|3 Transformation in the U.S. Higher Education System||15-22|
|4 Learning from Today's Students||23-30|
|5 Designing for Tomorrow's Students: Creating Equitable Opportunities for Undergraduate STEM Students||31-42|
|6 The Role of Technology||43-48|
|7 Innovations and Strategies for Moving Forward||49-68|
|8 Final Reflections||69-82|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||85-86|
|Appendix B: Symposium Agenda||87-94|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Symposium Speakers and Moderators||95-116|
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