September 21, 2015

Take 5… articles on higher education and science courses

Posted by Laura Guertin

There seems to be several articles coming out right now that are “justifying” higher education and taking science courses as an undergraduate student.  If you haven’t seen these five articles, they make for an interesting read and great discussion with colleagues!

College Calculus: What’s the real value of higher education?  by John Cassidy, The New Yorker (September 7, 2015)

What is the point of college? by Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Times Magazine (September 8, 2015)

Why every college student needs to take science courses, by Chad Orzel, Forbes / Science (September 10, 2015)

Your world, rocked – a good introduction to geology course is actually a course in time, by Julia Turner, Slate (September 3, 2015)

And one more article on a very cool person with a great mission…

This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist, by Acacia Squires, NPR (September 3, 2015)  [*the video below shows self-described science evangelist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez hosting an engaging video that targets explaining science to the public. Be sure to check out her video series of “Material Marvels” on YouTube.]