The National Academies seeks input about integrating the humanities and arts with STEM. Deadline is May 1, 2017.

published Mar 16, 2017 10:53am

The National Academies has a request for information about programs that are integrating humanities and arts into STEM. They want to know if you have programs or courses at your institution that integrate the arts and humanities with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or medicine? If so, what is known about the impact of these educational experiences on the students at your institution?

Has your institution ever evaluated or assessed these educational experiences formally or informally? If so, what data can you share?

Are there factors at your institution that make integration across disciplines difficult to achieve? If so, what are they? Have any educational experiences or programs at your institution that integrated the arts and humanities with science, technology, engineering, math, and/or medicine ended or been discontinued? If so, why did the experience or program end?

I know this is an issue that some of you are very passionate about. If you do have a program that you are sharing with the NAS, consider adding it to the STEM Education Innovation Database at NSEC.

The NAS is requesting input by May 1, 2017. Information can be submitted here:

Here is a link to the letter from Secretary of the Smithsonian David Skorton with more information.