Branches from the Same Tree: The National Academy on the Role of Humanities and Art in “STEM/M” Learning

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Berkeley

Join a roundtable that responds to a seminal report on the necessary role of the arts, design, and the humanities in the future of work and higher education. Commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the report argues that a twenty-first-century workplace needs graduates with the capacity for flexible educational models that cultivate critical thinking, empathy, creative problem solving, collaboration, and a tolerance for ambiguity. Join a bold and imaginative conversation about the future of creativity in higher education (and the future of Discover at Berkeley) with Tom Rudin, director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Randy Katz, vice chancellor for research, UC Berkeley; Paul Alivisatos, executive vice chancellor and provost, UC Berkeley; and other faculty, moderated by Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor for the arts and design.