The Power and Promise of Integrative STEM Education

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Aired on: March 26th, 2013

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Our Guest(s) This Week

Bill Havice

Bill Havice, Ph.D., DTE, is Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Dr. Havice has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in technology and instructional technology. He has earned the honor of Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE). Recently, Havice was awarded the prestigious Technology Teacher Educator of the Year by the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education and the “Award of Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award” by the International Technology and Engineering Education Association. Some of Bill’s scholarly work has focused on the introduction of technology and engineering into the K-16 classroom and the integration of technology to enhance learning. He has numerous published articles, professional presentations, book chapters, an edited book, and other published and non-published works documenting research on technology and educational/instructional technology topics. Bill is a strong advocate of technological literacy of all people.

Pat Forrester

Pat Forrester is a NASA astronaut and retired United States Army colonel. Colonel Forrester is a graduate of West Point and the University of Virginia. Pat served as an experimental test pilot for the Army before being selected as an astronaut by NASA. In 2001, he flew as a mission specialist aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). In 2007, he made his second trip to the ISS aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. He made his third trip into space aboard Discovery in August 2009. During his three missions to the ISS, he amassed over 950 hours (39+ days) traveling in space, and flew over 16.4 million miles. He conducted four spacewalks accumulating 25 hours, 22 minutes of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) time. Pat has flown over 5000 hours, logging time in more than 50 different types of aircraft. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Clemson University in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development in support of integrative science, technology, engineering and math education.

This Week's Topic

No other area of education can turn so many ideas into realities and few have had such a direction and positive effect on the everyday lives of people than integrative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Integrative STEM education is inherently practical, creative, and concerned with human welfare, while at the same time being an emotionally satisfying calling. It is impossible to imagine a life without technology and engineering and yet these are the areas of STEM that are most frequently overlooked. This broadcast will discuss how it is possible to secure a sound comprehensive education by properly integrating the concepts and principles involving technology, innovation, design, and engineering at the K-12 grade levels.

  • What is the STEM movement?
  • T and E: The Overlooked STEM Imperatives
  • Increasing relevance in the educational experience
  • Potential for ALL students


Presentation Slides pdf.

Chevron Education Funding for STEM(2013).

Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education(2012).

Creating the Schools and Learning We Need—In Class and Online(2013).

International Technology Education Association (ITEA)(2010).

Project Based Learning – Design Challenges. (2013).

Resources for STEM pdf(2013).

International Technology Education Association (2009).  The Overlooked STEM Imperatives: Technology and Engineering K-12 Education pdf.

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