Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs

Connecting STEM and Non-STEM Approaches

  • Reneta D Lansiquot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kimberly A. Lawless, Scott W. Brown, Mark A. Boyer
    Pages 53-82
  3. Costanza Eggers-Piérola, Bonne August, Cinda P. Scott, Pamela Brown, Reneta D. Lansiquot
    Pages 107-124
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 125-126

About this book


This book highlights models for promoting interdisciplinary thinking and an appreciation for interdisciplinary understanding among students in STEM-related fields. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics often perceive that courses in their major are not related to the general education liberal arts courses required for their degrees. This separation prevents the transfer of skills between their general education courses and their degree pursuits. The false dichotomy is particularly important because solving the daunting challenges of the twenty-first century—such as drug-resistant bacteria, scarcity of natural resources, and climate change—requires global citizens armed with robust, complex abilities who can integrate interdisciplinary concepts with bold technologies. Contributors to this book explore ways in which this dichotomy can be overcome.

Reneta D. Lansiquot is Associate Professor of English and Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, USA.  She has published widely on interdisciplinary studies and educational technology.


geosciences interdisciplinary studies interdisciplinary programs professional writing technical writing usability emerging technologies learning management system

Editors and affiliations

  • Reneta D Lansiquot
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of New York, New York City College of TechnologyBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56738-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56739-0
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