May 7 Report Release and Public Briefing: Integrating the Humanities and Arts with STEMM

On May 7 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a public briefing to release a new report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree, which analyzes the benefits of undergraduate and graduate experiences that effectively integrate STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine), the arts, and the humanities. The report is the culmination of a two-year study that examined the evidence behind the assertion that more integrated educational experiences can better prepare graduates for life and work.

The May 7 public briefing will include remarks from David Skorton, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and chair of the committee that conducted the study, and several members of the study committee, followed by time for questions and discussion.

The public briefing will run from 10:30 a.m. EDT to noon EDT on Monday, May 7, in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. The briefing will be webcast.

Reporters who wish to attend the briefing or obtain copies of the report should contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138. Advance copies will be available to reporters only starting at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 3. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 10:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 7.