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Technology and Society Lectures at Simons Center October 26

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Jay Labov
Jay Labov

The Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University will host two distinguished guest speakers, Jay Labov, a senior advisor for Education and Communication for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and Cathy Middlecamp, a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison.

The lectures will be held on Wednesday, October 26, from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Simon’s Center for Geometry and Physics auditorium. Light refreshments will be served from 5 pm to 6 pm in the Simon’s Center lobby.

Labov’s lecture, “The Changing National Landscape of Undergraduate STEM Education: Connecting the Dots,” will focus on recent national trends to improve undergraduate and K-12 STEM education, and how understanding both the education system and education policy can lead to more informed decision making at the local and state levels.

Cathy Middlecamp
Cathy Middlecamp

Middlecamp’s lecture, “Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Real-world Contexts,” will generate questions and provide answers, casting “content” and “context” as two sides of the curriculum coin. She will refer to the book, Chemistry in Context, a project of the American Chemical Society that “broke the mold” in the early 1990s.

For more information, please call the Department of Technology and Society at (631) 632-8770.

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