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Are STEM Degrees More Valuable?

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Are university degrees in the humanities really less valuable than degrees in the sciences and technology (STEM) fields?

The Humanities and STEM fields will be the subject of a roundtable held:

Monday, March 25, 2013
6:00-7:30 pm
Smathers Library (East) Room 1-A

The panel and audience discussion will explore the relationship of research inquiry and teaching in the humanities disciplines and STEM. Participants will discuss how advances in history, literature, and philosophy inform and are informed by work in computer engineering, biomedicine, neuroscience, and mathematics. Following five ten-minute presentations, a question and answer period will allow for a broader discussion of these issues.

Moderator:
Willard Harrison, Department of Chemistry
Participants:
Erik Deumens, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Director, HPC Center
Kevin Knudson, Department of Mathematics; Director, Honors Program
Joseph Murphy, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Christopher Sistrom, Department of Radiology
Betty Smocovitis, Department of History, Department of Biology

Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Humanizing Conversations Roundtable Website or email the Humanities Center.