a2ru Heads to D.C. in December for NAS Workshop

  • October 15, 2015
  • By a2ru      
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) one-day workshop explores the Arts-Humanities-STEM interface.


The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) heads for Washington, D.C. as part of an eight-member working group for the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) at the National Academies of Sciences. NAS is convening a one-day workshop in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2015 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace exploring the theme: Integrating Education in the Arts and Humanities in Science, Engineering, Technology and Medicine. This working group is partially tasked with aggregating possible evidence for the value of incorporating curricula and experiences including history, literature, language, philosophy, religion, and the arts more integrally into college and university STEM education and workforce training programs. The workshop is funded through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The workshop committee planning members include:

  • William “Bro” Adams, President of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Susan Albertine, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U
  • Laurie Baefsky, Executive Director, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) and the University of Michigan’s ArtsEngine
  • Norman Bradburn, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the faculties of the University of Chicago’s Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Department of Psychology, Booth School of Business and the College and a Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Martin Chalfie, University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • Richard K. Miller, President, Olin College of Engineering
  • Suzanna Rose, Director, School of Integrated Science and Humanity at Florida International University, and Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies
  • Pauline Yu, President, American Council of Learned Societies