“How Engineers gain breadth from the liberal arts to solve challenging contemporary issues.”
In order to find solutions to complex problems, engineers often work in interdisciplinary teams comprised of colleagues from a wide range of educational backgrounds. This panel discussion will address ways in which a liberal arts education provides engineering students with the broad education needed for success. The panelists will address this topic based on their vast collective experience in academic, industry, and research funding settings. The panelists will each offer prepared remarks on this topic and also respond to questions from the moderator and audience.
Moderator: Dr. Roger Veldman, Chair of the Engineering Department
Panelist: Dr. David Munson, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Panelist: Dr. David Cole, Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chairman of Auto Harvest
Panelist: Dr. James Gentile, Dean for the Natural & Applied Sciences at Hope College