Stamps School dean Guna Nadarajan was part of the 22-person expert committee that compiled the report, released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Stamps professor Ron Eglash and Stamps Associate Dean for Research, Creative Work, and Strategic Initiatives Dr. Jane Prophet were panelists at the Town Hall.
Organized by U‑M’s ArtsEngine and the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this Town Hall was one of similar gatherings that a2ru and NASEM have hosted on campuses across the country in recent months.
Writer Sydney Hawkins covered the Town Hall for the University Record. In her reporting, Hawkins quotes Rebecca Cunningham, associate vice president for research, in her opening remarks for the Town Hall.
“Consider some of the emerging challenges we face in today’s society: poverty, substance abuse, mobility. These are all complex issues, and we cannot address them strictly through the single lenses of engineering, medicine or the humanities. Integration helps us foster new research and develop creative solutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges.”