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The ASME Decision Point Dialogues challenges thought leaders to grapple with some of the most complex questions of the day. Through a series of unique Socratic dialogues we raise awareness of existing conflict points to stimulate the kind of debate that leads to bold decision making and disruptive learning.
Here is the lineup:
• June 10, 2pm:Speaking to Danica and Derek—is there a STEM crisis?
• June 17, 2pm:What do we want? And how should we measure success?
• June 24, 2pm:From why, to what, to how: Project based learning
• July 1, 2pm:From how to who: Teachers
• July 15, 2pm:Common Core
• July 15, 3:30pm ET:TWITTER CHAT - What Really Matters in STEM? Ask Camsie McAdams, key Department of Education STEM staffer #ASMEdialogues #STEM
ALSO, WATCH FOR A NEW STEM-RELATED ARTICLE FROM ASME.ORG EVERY MONDAY, BEGINNING APRIL 28, AND BLOGGING ON GO.ASME.ORG/STEMDIALOGUES FROM MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAGAZINE ASSOCIATE EDITOR ALAN BROWN and others
The Dialogue will probe the critical conflict points that government, business, education and engineering leaders are dealing with, such as:
Is there a true crisis in STEM education or is it simply another policy debate?
What is the ultimate goal of encouraging girls and boys to pursue STEM?
Should STEM learning be turned on its head? What should be taught in our middle schools and high schools, and how should it be taught?
Is it a matter of money—for teachers, for tools, for resources? How do we attract, train, and retain high quality, inspired and inspiring STEM teachers?
Will major reforms such as the Common Core help or hurt STEM education?
Do U.S. educators have something to learn from the way STEM is taught in other countries?
What will it take to reach students in underserved communities?
More to Explore in STEM
• April 29, 2014 / Video: "3D Printing Ignites STEM Education" focuses on New York state's first certificate program at SUNY New Paltz
• May 6, 2014 / Podcast:
A conversation with Gov. James Douglas of Vermont
• May 20, 2014 / Podcast:
Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, asks, "Should we shake up teacher education."
• May 20, 2014 / Podcast: Is the STEM crisis real? A talk with John Hockenberry, three-time Peabody Award and four-time Emmy winning host of NPR's "The Takeaway".
• May 27, 2014 / Podcast: A conversation with Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Boston Museum of Science
Sustainable Global Development
Makers or Engineers?
Retaining Engineering Majors
Problem Solving Beyond Technology
New Ways to Teach Engineering
Global Competition for Jobs
Creating Global Problem Solvers
In this first installment, the panel tackles the question of how to prepare and inspire generations of engineers to solve the most pressing global challenges. ASME's Decision Point Dialogues is modeled after the Fred Friendly Seminars, a series of dialogues and public television programs exploring complex, vital issues using the Socratic dialogue format.
The scenario: Will Engineers Be True Global Problem Solvers?
In the United States, middle school student Bella attends a Maker Faire and is inspired to join the school's robotics team. In Zambia, young Kamillo examines his village's broken water pump and wonders how it can be repaired. Both young people have started on a path that could lead them to confront some of the largest challenges on the planet. How will each be prepared and empowered to be true problem solvers?
Learn about the Panelists
POINTS OF INTEREST
The White House Celebrates STEM
Delight: The Key to STEM Motivation
Video: Engaging Students with STEM Part 2
Bots for Tots
Viral subtraction problem highlights flaws in math education
Engineering salaries -- Going up!
Teach Me Out at the Ballgame
Active learning stomps STEM lectures in college
Cupcakes and middle school STEM
What really matters in STEM education?
Americans Wary of Emerging Technologies
Companies hack into hackathons
Let's talk about women (and STEM)
Nearly 30 percent of freshmen plan to enroll in STEM fields
Is there really a skills gap?
Decision Point on STEM
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