Alumni Programs

Pushing Back Against the "STEM" Tide

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

The Evergreen State College presents A Traveling Seminar in Seattle, Washington

Friday March 14, 2014

Test results show U.S students falling far below their international cohorts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) - a grave indicator, many argue, of the waning of U.S. global competitiveness. As educators, parents and citizens, how should we respond to these reports? How do we weigh the facts and balance them against the actual lives of the children in our care? Many voices call for a doubling-down on STEM classes to the exclusion of the other liberal arts.  In this conversation, we'll try to get beyond the STEM:STEAM dichotomy to discuss what kind of education kids really need to become happy, productive global citizens.

Join Fine Arts Consultant and advocate Pablo Schugurensky '84, MFA and Evergreen Provost Michael Zimmerman for a discussion about how we educate children for a world in transition.

Pablo Schugurensky

Pablo Schugurensky brings over 25 years public and private art management experience to his leadership of META ARTE, the consultancy he founded in 2005. Prior to META ARTE, Pablo served as Director of Art Collections for Vulcan, Inc., where he represented the company's principals in the field and managed their extensive private art collections and their public art efforts.

Michael ZimmermanEvergreen Provost Michael Zimmerman is  a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the founder of The Clergy Letter Project, an international organization of more than 15,000 religious leaders and scientists designed to demonstrate that religion and science are compatible.

Register Today and be a part of the conversation.

Registration: $25.00 per person
Seminar space is limited to 25

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
 6:00 to 7:00 pm - Reception with appetizers and wine
7:00 to 9:00 pm - Seminar