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Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World
I have become globally engaged through living and teaching in Vietnam and through traveling. It is a great thing to learn so much from others and to be able to teach others in exchange.
That global component is critical. We can no longer afford to think in this world that it’s just our little community that’s local … our local community is connected to that wider world.
Being responsibly engaged manifests itself in very different ways, but ultimately through building a community that believes in a common goal and supporting that community with the talents and gifts you can share – big and small.
What BREW has meant in my classes is a kind of experience. Becoming responsibly engaged in the world means becoming intellectually engaged in the world.
Becoming responsibly engaged in the world happens in the chemistry department when we teach students to think critically and use the scientific method. It's our job as scientists to relate one to the other.