September 04, 2013

ASU dean weighs in on how to improve science education

Posted: September 04, 2013
Mitzi Montoya, dean and vice provost at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation, gives insight on how to improve science education in the special Science section of the New York Times.

Claudia Dreifus of the New York Times asked 19 Americans – changemakers, scientists, educators and students – "If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be?"

Mitzi Montoya, dean and vice provost at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation weighed in, "If I could change one thing about engineering education – well, actually, all education – it would be to center it around solving real problems and making things. In other words, we ought to be creating innovators and inventors at our engineering schools."

To read more about Montoya's ideas for improving science education along with those from 18 other changemakers, read Dreifus' "Ideas for Improving Science Education." 

Article source:
New York Times


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