Engineering and the Liberal Arts: Strangers No Longer

Colleges and universities increasingly view engineering as an important part of a liberal-arts education. Rather than segregate engineering from the arts and humanities, they are integrating the disciplines, in hopes of educating students to perform more effectively in an increasingly complex and technological world. Several college presidents, including Carol T. Christ, of Smith College, and Stephen C. Ainlay, of Union College, in New York, discussed the trend at a symposium on engineering