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Sigma Xi public lecture: "Why Science" presented by Dr. Eric J. Jolly
Friday, Oct 11, 2013
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: CN 1.112

“Why Science”

DATE: Friday October 11, 2013 on the UT Dallas Campus at 11 am
by Dr. Eric J. Jolly, President Science Museum of Minnesota.

 The lecture will be held in the Alexander Clark Center  (please see link to the campus map). The Clark Center is off drive A – parking in Lot I.

Why Science?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational achievement and workforce development are touted as bellwethers for America’s economic vitality and enduring national security. Dr. Jolly will review some of the factors that contribute to the current belief that science is an essential literacy for this century and will discuss the implications of our nation’s lower international rankings in mathematics and science education. He suggests that science literacy is neither broadly nor equitably distributed and will review solutions in policy and practice to address these issues.

Dr. Jolly is a 2013-2014 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer and the lecture is

Aimed at presenting scientific issues of general concern to a public audience.

Please call me if you have any questions

Background information on Dr. Eric Jolly.

He is president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, a museum that serves nearly one million people each year through its hands-on exhibits, giant screen films, special events and unparalleled education programs. Dr. Jolly is a passionate advocate for science literacy for all people, and has published numerous articles, books, and curricula, and lectured around the world on the importance of science learning in contemporary societies and the importance of participation in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-and Math) education.

Dr. Jolly works with a number of groups promoting STEM education, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Foundation, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Science Teachers Association. 

Contact Info:
Austin Cunningham, 972-883-2667
Questions? Email me.

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