Last month, 40 faculty and staff in the STEM and related fields met at Belmont University for NAC&U’s first ever Science Summit. Participating campuses included Belmont University, John Carroll University, Manhattan College, Nazareth College, Ohio Northern University, Roger Williams University, Samford University, St. Edward’s University, University of Evansville, University of New Haven, Valparaiso University, Wagner College, and Widener University.
While there, the participants discussed their research and explored cross-institutional research collaboration and proposal development. They talked about transformational education, convergence, incorporating undergraduate research into courses and a potential exchange program within NAC&U. Jim Gentile, past president of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and former dean for the Natural and Applied Sciences at Hope College, facilitated the summit.
The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic responsibility.