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Integrated Science

New Approaches to Education


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About this book


With the global challenges that face us and our environment, there is a growing sense among leaders in science, public policy, business, and education that we need new, more integrative approaches to science.  In turn, these interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems at the frontiers of science demand responses and reformations at the institutional level.   Integrated Sciences:New Approaches to Education,  a "virtual roundtable" on the topic of integrative science,creates a symphony of voices addressing the pluralistic nature of approaches to recasting science research and education.  The "participants" come from different perspectives and experiences, and include Nobel laureates, university presidents, serious scholars, and distinguished scientists.  Although their comments, talks, articles, and interviews on this subject may have taken place at different times and in widely different venues, they have been organized into a coherent ensemble of conversations about the necessity, promises, challenges, and implementation of integrative approaches to scientific research and education.  This book will be helpful to a wide range of scientists, educators, and university and college administrators facing the exciting, if daunting, hurdles involved in integrative reform.



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Uyeno-Tseng Professor of International Studies and Professor of Political ScienceCalifornia Lutheran UniversityThousand OaksUSA
  2. 2.Fletcher Jones Professor of Developmental BiologyCalifornia Lutheran UniversityThousand OaksUSA
  3. 3.Professor of Physics and BioengineeringCalifornia Lutheran UniversityThousand OaksUSA

About the authors

Michael E. Brint - After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California and his doctorate at Oxford University, Michael Brint has been involved in developing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs at Stanford University, the University of Virginia, and Kenyon College.  The former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Michael Brint is currently the Uyeno-Tseng Professor of International Studies and Professor of Political Science at California Lutheran University.

David J. Marcey – David Marcey received a B.A. in Biology from the College of Wooster and a Ph.D. in Biology from The University of Utah. His postdoctoral work was done at The Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an associate professor at Kenyon College before joining the faculty of California Lutheran University as Fletcher Jones Professor of Developmental Biology. Marcey's research in Drosophila developmental genetics includes studies of genetic control of tissue formation and the role of transposable elements in gene regulation.

Michael C. Shaw – Michael Shaw received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the Ohio State University, and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He performed his post-doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, England. He is currently Professor, Bioengineering and Physics; and Director, Center for Integrated Science and Bioengineering at California Lutheran University. Shaw's research focuses on the underlying relationships between the microstructures and mechanical properties of both inorganic materials and living systems.

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