SET Fall 2022 -- Engaging Social Issues in STEM Courses
From Craig Clarkson
Brian Thomas (Electrical and Computer Engineering)Thursday, October 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
STEM courses and curricula prioritize the data, methods, and theory for advancing and applying disciplinary knowledge. But recent events (e.g., global pandemic), Baylor’s Christian mission, and broader contextual appreciation of our fields press educators also to address the social aspects of our disciplines. For students to be educated “for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment,” they should engage with the humanist and humanitarian dimensions of the sciences in their ethical, historical, and theological perspectives. In this session, participants will discover examples of Baylor STEM faculty engaging social issues with students and will brainstorm paths for introducing these perspectives at both course and curricular levels.