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Interdisciplinary Science Education: Institutional Examples, Lessons Learned and Challenges

On February 23-25, '07, more than 60 faculty, staff and students participated in a workshop hosted at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges in Northfield, Minnesota. Thanks to Mary Walczack at St. Olaf, Trish Ferrett at Carleton, and Joanne Stewart at Hope for planning, facilitating and hosting the workshop. For more information about the workshop program and presentations, please see the files below.

Friday Evening, February 23, 2007

  • Dinner and Welcome from Professor Tricia Ferrett, Director of the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative and other Workshop Coordinators, Alumni Guest House, Carleton College
  • Interdisciplinary Science: Produced by Differences, Sustained with Mutual Dependence, and Rooted in Scholarship, Whitney M. Schlegel, Biology and Human Biology, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Small group discussions - Reflecting on the keynote presentation and reporting to the whole

Saturday Morning, February 24, 2007

  • Welcome from Associate Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Department of Biology David VanWylen, St. Olaf College
  • Team Physics: Integrating Chemistry and Biology Examples into Introductory Physics - Jason Engbrecht, St. Olaf College
  • Computational Modeling across the Curriculum - Susan Singer, Carleton College
  • Science Education Scholars - Joanne Stewart, Kathy Winnett-Murray, Kellia Poll, Hope College

Saturday Afternoon, February 24, 2007

Sunday Morning, February 25, 2007

  • What does a good novice interdisciplinary learner look like? Mary Walczack, St. Olaf College, Trish Ferrett, Carleton College and Joanne Stewart, Hope College
  • Institutional Teams meet: Develop and Present Action Agendas


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