Our 2017 QEP “Creating Scientists” aims to:
- Connect the arts and humanities with the sciences so that students increase their critical thinking and communication skills.
- Increase collaborative experiences that demonstrate the non-linear process of science through research so that students understand the importance of collaboration, discovery, and iteration in science.
- Highlight the novel ideas and objects that arise through research so that students can produce innovative, high quality work that they present to other scholars.
The four “Creating Scientists” programs are: CURE, Integrated Curricula, Makerspace, and Research Exposure Opportunities. These programs include curricular and extracurricular activities, as well as support for infrastructure to run these programs successfully, will focus on accomplishing these three aims.