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Welcome to the Symposium on Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education!

November 12, 13, and 19, 2020


Thank you for joining us to discuss transforming undergraduate STEM education to meet the needs of students, science, and society in the year 2040 and beyond. Live sessions on November 12, 13, and 19 focused on the systemic obstacles to these transformations and how to overcome them. Asynchronous discussions offered an opportunity for reactions, reflections, and active work focused on creating change. 

This event, which was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, brought together a broad range of stakeholders who do not often have opportunities for collaboration and exchange: faculty and administrators from the full spectrum of higher education institutions, employers of STEM graduates, policy makers, funders, companies focused on higher education innovation, and associations serving higher education and individual STEM disciplines.

You may still read the Commissioned Papers and check out the winners of our Idea Competition to see their thoughts for the future.  Discussion Channels are still active and you can share your reactions and your own ideas about undergraduate STEM education in 2040When you get to the Discussion Channel Page you need to add the channels you are interested in, you can do this via the link to "Group Chat Topics" in the gray box on the bottom left of the main Discussion Channel page.

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In 2021, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will publish a workshop proceedings based on the presentations and discussions during the Symposium. 

Please be aware that any content that you post is public and might be included in the proceedings.



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