Combining Art with Science Teaching Seminars - Friday January 23

Stephen Thomas photoSTEM to STEAM? Art and Science combined?

Please join us for two exciting presentations from Dr. Stephen Thomas

Student drawings and textbook visuals in science education

  • 12:00-1:00 pm 
  • Jamrich 1320
sTem:  How to capitalize on technology in the teaching of science
  • 4:00-5:00pm
  • Jamrich 1320
  • This talk is part of the Biology Department Seminar Series

Dr. Thomas is a professor at Michigan State University who focuses on how to teach science to non-scientists. His research focuses on the visual communication of science.  Much of his work tries to elaborate on the overlap of art, science, education, and technology. He is also involved with the STEM to STEAM movement, or... how do you add the Arts to improve training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?  Recent projects have looked at MOOCs, augmented reality, and mobile applications.  He currently serves as the Associate Direction of the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science and the CNS Digital Curriculum Coordinator at Michigan State University where he also holds an appointment as the Assistant Curator for Science Education at the MSU Museum. Check out his website.

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Faculty Focus Video Series

Faculty utilize many different techniques to engage students in the classroom.  In this video series we will interview instructors employing creative or innovative teaching methods in the classroom. In addition to the interview, we will have a glimpse into the classroom to see the interaction between students as well as the instructor. Take a look at our first video in the series as we follow Adonna Rometo in "Digestion in Action: Active Learning in a Physiology Lecture." 

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