Branches from the Same Tree: Integrating Arts and Humanities with STEMM in Higher Education
Free Public Lecture
Hanson Dyer Hall
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
43 Sturt Street
In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the US released a report, 'Branches from the Same Tree: Integrating Arts and Humanities with STEMM in Higher Education', following the work of a select committee over two years. Drawing on a growing concern that disciplinary specialisation in higher education is poorly calibrated to the challenges and opportunities of our time, the report examines the evidence that educational programs that mutually integrate learning experiences in the humanities and arts with science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) lead to improved educational and career outcomes for undergraduate and graduate students.
Professor Gunalan Nadarajan (Dean, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan), an author of this report, will present some of its key conclusions and recommendations and discuss opportunities and challenges for higher education in Australia and the region. Responses to the presentation will be given by Rose Hiscock, Director of Museums and Collections, University of Melbourne and Director of Science Gallery Melbourne; and Professor Jon Cattapan, Director, Victorian College of the Arts.