“Just about every global challenge we face as a society involves some area of STEM, and that’s why we need to train STEM leaders. But we also need to educate holistic students. We need more than STEM; we need SHTEAM: students who have an understanding of science disciplines and the arts and humanities.” - Chancellor Khosla
Chancellor Khosla served as a keynote speaker on Feb. 23 at the Academic Academy 2013 hosted by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. He talked about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, research and outreach, and how they are vital for the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of human life. He also emphasized the importance of educating holistic students. While outlining UC San Diego’s role in encouraging and supporting students at all levels of education to pursue STEM careers, Khosla cited examples of UC San Diego’s STEM initiatives. They include K-12 classroom and campus outreach, tutoring and mentoring services, summer programs and internships, teacher development workshops, and support organizations on campus for UC San Diego students and faculty.