Art training can help engineers think more creatively
Doctoral students in Arizona State University’ School of Arts, Media + Engineering Margaret Duff and Nicole Lehrer are quoted in a recent U.S. News & World Report article exploring “a new movement in engineering schools toward the interdisciplinary study of science and art.”
Along with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ASU is identified as among universities incorporating art studies to help engineering students think more creatively.
“Artists can teach you to be more open to new things and to think about things in different ways,” Duff says in the article.
Lehrer, who double-majored as an undergraduate in biomedical engineering and painting, is using computer graphics in her research to develop ways to help stroke victims regain use of their arms.
The School of Arts, Media + Engineering is a collaborative program between ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
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