Faculty Excellence Award for Service: Serving by Empowering

Faculty Excellence Award for Service: Serving by Empowering
Date Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:20 - 11 a.m.
FeaturingDr. Patricia Paulson, professor of Science Education, Graduate School adjunct instructor, director of the STEM in K-12 Education Graduate School Certificate, and winner of the 2016-17 Faculty Excellence Award for Service
Instructions for GuestsGet maps and directions to Bethel University.
SponsorsOffice of Academic Affairs and Friends of the BU Library

Event Description

God calls us to live a life of service; we serve by using the unique gifts and talents he has given us. Science has traditionally been seen through a white, Western male perspective. Only in recent years has the implementation of a diverse team of scientists and engineers demonstrated the value of problem solving from multiple perspectives. National and international scientific organizations continue to call for a scientifically literate society, able to address global concerns grounded in STEM fields. To accomplish this goal, high-quality STEM education must begin at the elementary level, being especially mindful of engaging both young women and men from a diversity of cultural traditions. This presentation will center around a personal, God-given passion to empower those traditionally excluded from STEM fields by instilling a growth mindset and providing a mirror lens in which to formulate their future goals. This mission can only be accomplished by serving from below to empower those most directly connected to the education of young people, and assisting them by providing vision, tools, and skills.


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