15 Jun 2023
How can STEM and arts education be intertwined?

At a time when AI and automation are causing widespread labor market disruption, workers are having to adapt their skills to meet a new reality. With both creativity and technical knowledge in high demand, how can brands and educators balance arts and STEM learning to prepare the future workforce?

Jonathan Kuuskoski is the chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Leadership and director of the EXCEL Lab at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He previously served as director of entrepreneurship and community programs at the University of Missouri School of Music. While at Mizzou he designed and implemented all aspects of its Music Entrepreneurship program, including undergraduate and graduate music entrepreneurship certificates.

Jennifer Hughes is the executive director of Boston Baroque. She’s also a lecturer at Boston University. Hughes’ history of leadership in the Greater Boston community includes serving as finance chair of Wellesley College Friends of Art National Committee, board member of the Surf Point Foundation, and the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, and corporation member of the Boston Early Music Festival.

Dr. Christos Makridis is passionate about the ways in which technology shapes the ways we work and live and how to promote human flourishing. He serves as a research affiliate and professor at Stanford University, Columbia Business School, Arizona State University, and Baylor University, as well as a senior advisor on the National AI Institute at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also written for Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, has a Web3 start-up focused on the arts and multimedia production, and holds dual doctorates and master's degrees in economics and management science and engineering from Stanford University.