Chronicle of HigherEd OP-ED: Bridging STEM and the Humanities

Building a Bridge Between Engineering and the Humanities

By Julio Ottino & Gary Saul Morson

(Feb 14 2016)

“An educational system that merges humanities and sciences, creating whole-brain engineers and scientifically inspired humanists, fosters more than just innovation. It yields more-flexible individuals who adapt to unanticipated changes as the world evolves unpredictably.”

“Like literature, engineering sometimes works not by satisfying recognized needs but by creating the needs it satisfies.”

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