David Keith, Harvard University, discusses his article on geoengineering from the Spring 2017 issue.
MOOCs: High Technology and Higher Learning, by Robert A. Rhoads; Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable, by Richard A. DeMillo; The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University, by Elizabeth Losh; Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious, by William F. Massy; Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in Higher Education, by William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson (reviewed by Carol Christ)
The infrastructure challenge; Advancing clean energy; Electric vehicle prospects; Putting technology to work; Watch what you write; The philosopher’s view; Technocracy Chinese style.
Many unanswered questions remain about the value of rapid increases in federal support for specific areas of R&D, but some useful lessons are emerging.
A forward-looking group of colleges and universities are demonstrating effective ways to educate underrepresented minorities for careers in science and engineering.
Searches for new viruses in bats are unlikely to contribute substantially to human health, but they may threaten the future of bats.
The seriousness of the risks posed by climate change demands that we examine all possible means of response, but how we do so makes all the difference.
Table of Contents for the Spring 2017 issue
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