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A Brief History of STEM; or why science is plural, not singular
March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dr. J.B. Shank will give a public lecture from 4-5:30 pm on March 14, in Regents Hall of Natural Science 150.
When we speak of STEM today, we imply the existence at its heart of a firmly bounded unity called “Science” which is perceived to be the key to knowing in its highest form. Dr. Shank will discuss the historical origins of the Western conception of Science as a singular way of knowing. He’ll then ask whether organizing our understanding of modern knowledge in this polarizing and binary way is the best way to critically understand, explore and engage with the world in the globalized environment of the twenty first century.
Dr. Shank is Distinguished University Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota.
This event is hosted by the Science Conversation and sponsored by the Venture Fund, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Regents Hall.