Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Colloquium

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:00

JILA Auditorium

Refreshments served 30 minutes prior to start of talk in front of the JILA Auditorium.

Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Arizona State

"Culture, Leadership, and Education"


Every endeavor is a human endeavor, and that includes space missions, classroom education, and fundamental research. The success of all these endeavors relies upon the culture of the people working together. The key 21st-century skills of complex interdisciplinary problem-solving, goal-setting, team collaboration, creativity, and analytic reasoning are those that humans uniquely bring to the workforce, but they are seldom explicitly taught. And a collaborative, supportive culture is the way to create and maintain a diverse team. In this talk I'll discuss our efforts at creating positive, effective team cultures in the Psyche mission, in our academic units at ASU, and in the classroom for the future workforce.


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