Norman Lederman, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education at Illinois Tech, will give a lecture for Westminster College’s Hancock Symposium “Audacious Ingenuity: Pushing the Boundaries of Science,” Wednesday, September 14 through Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Fulton, Miss.
Lederman’s lecture, titled “The Ends May Justify the Means, but the Means Should Never Become the Ends,” will be carried live on C-SPAN September 14 at 10:30 a.m. In his presentation, Lederman will speak to the equal importance of scientific knowledge, scientific investigation and practices, and understanding scientific inquiry and the nature of science to achieve scientific literacy.
The Churchill Institute of Global Engagement at Westminster College presents the Hancock Symposium annually. The thought-provoking, two-day seminar invites national and international leaders and experts to educate, inspire and challenge students and the community. It explores how scientific inquiry, deduction and passion have shaped the world in which we live. C-SPAN will televise the two-day symposium on September 14 and 15.
Lederman was interviewed by Don Marsh, host of St. Louis on the Air on KWMU, the National Public Radio station in St. Louis, about his involvement in science education at the national and international levels. The Lederman interview will air on KWMU on Tuesday, September 13, at 12:30 p.m.