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Full STEAM Ahead: Education Students Develop Custom Exhibit Proposals for Herreshoff Marine Museum

November 13, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Collaborating with Bristol’s Herreshoff Marine Museum, six education students brought STEAM education to life by developing exhibit-based lessons geared toward children visiting the museum. Their goal? To make the Herreshoff Marine Museum more accessible to younger generations.

Through a special topics education course titled “STEAM Into Maritime Topics,” Adjunct Education Professor Sara Donaldson enlisted her class to help the museum become more student-oriented. STEAM education emphasizes the interconnection of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.

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Cost, Debt and Jobs – University Launches Initiative to Take On Issues Facing Higher Ed

October 26, 2012

BRISTOL, R.I. – As part of a comprehensive strategy for confronting the most pressing challenges facing higher education in America – increasing costs that limit access to college; rising student and family debt; and the job readiness of graduates – Roger Williams University launched the Affordable Excellence initiative on October 24, 2012.

University President Donald J. Farish shared details at his annual State of the University address, invoking questions he raised during his Inaugural Address in October 2011 on how to create “affordable excellence” in higher education. His words yesterday served as a call to action – directed to both Roger Williams University and to America’s colleges and universities more broadly.

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