David Szymanski

Natural & Applied Sciences

Bentley University

Project Leader, Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

BASICS - Business and Science: Integrated Curriculum for Sustainability part of BASICS
A New Approach to Transdisciplinary Sustainability Curriculum in Higher Education The Business And Science: Integrated Curriculum for Sustainability (BASICS) team is developing transdisciplinary curriculum modules ...

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (2)

Toward Reciprocal Integration: Fusing STEM, Liberal Arts and Business Curricula in Undergraduate Sustainability Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
While a scientifically and technologically literate citizenry is essential to meet the challenges of sustainability and ensure U.S. economic competitiveness, a strong STEM workforce alone is not sufficient to ...

Assessing Student Transdisciplinary Thinking about Sustainability through Wicked Problems part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday Oral Session A
To address the wicked problems of sustainability in a global economy, students need instruction that drives them to use systems thinking and integrate ideas from across multiple disciplines. The NSF-funded ...

Other Contributions (2)

Geoscience policy and civic engagement through undergraduate service-learning part of NAGT:Our Resources:NAGT Blogs:Serving Our Communities:Blog Posts
Strengthening the role of the geosciences in policy development is challenging work. It's often time consuming, resource sapping, and generally frustrating for earth scientists to advocate for science policy, ...

Teaching Sustainability and the Environment Within and Across Disciplines part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:Sustainability
Sustainability challenges are often "wicked problems" that require a transdisciplinary approach to adequately define and understand. As such, teaching sustainability requires faculty to teach outside of ...