Explore Connections between STEM and the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities is hosting a series of Google+ Hangouts on Air (hangouts available for public view) to illustrate how the sciences, arts, and humanities together respond to challenges and spur innovation. Follow NEH’s Office of Congressional Affairs on Google+ to watch the Hangouts and stay up to date! Live tweet the Hangouts with #STEMandHumanities. We will embed video of the Hangout here after the live hangout.
The first is tomorrow, Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 2pm Eastern Time. It is called 21st Century daVincis: How the Humanities and STEM Intersect. The Hangout participants will explain how the humanities and STEM intersect: Dr. Ed Ayers, President of the University of Richmond; Dr. Cathy Davidson, Member of the National Council on the Humanities; Bess Evans, Public Engagement Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Dr. Danielle Carnival, Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Part 2 of 3 is on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013, 2pm Eastern Time and is called From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs: Innovation from the Arts, Humanities and STEM. The Hangout participants will explain the STEM-to-STEAM movement and how NEH, NEA, and IMLS projects reflect the charge to integrate the arts and STEM. The Hangout will feature: Dr. John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design; Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR 1), Congressional STEAM Caucus Co-Chair; Congressman Aaron Schock (IL 18), Congressional STEAM Caucus Co-Chair; Perry Collins, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities Program Officer; Mary Downs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access Senior Program Officer; Bill O’Brien, National Endowment for the Arts Senior Advisor for Program Innovation; Helen Wechsler, Institute of Museum and Library Services Supervisory Grants Management Specialist.
Monday, September 23rd, 2013, 2pm Eastern Time. The Hangout participants will share how teachers can bridge the humanities and STEM in their classrooms. The Hangout will feature: Dr. Cathy Davidson, Member of the National Council on the Humanities; Carol Peters, National Endowment for the Humanities Director of EDSITEment; Maria Sosa, Senior Program Officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.