Meta-analysis Perspectives on Interdisciplinary and Applied Learning

Plenary
Friday November 13, 2015 9:15am to 10:15am

Preparing all students to address the social, environmental, health, and geopolitical issues of their time requires multifaceted understandings in STEM fields and their relationships with the humanities.  One cannot address public health or climate change without deep knowledge in science, economics, social justice, geography, history, and current political structures.  And addressing these issues also requires a STEM literate public able to make wise personal, professional, and civic-minded decisions with agency for the common good.  Dr. Camacho will explore the ways in which interdisciplinary and applied learning are helping educators and students make the connections necessary to address complex problems, with particular emphasis on advancing STEM learning for underrepresented students. 

Erika T. Camacho
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Arizona State University