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November 11, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

Putting Art in STEM #makereducation

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The NYTimes.com has a piece on the movement in Universities to make art a required course for engineering students:

Engineering and art were not always completely separate disciplines. Take Leonardo da Vinci, who seamlessly combined the two.

“Five hundred years ago, you couldn’t really tell the difference between artists and engineers,” said James Michael Leake, director of engineering graphics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. But education has become balkanized and the field of engineering, in particular, more specialized, complex and math- and computer-oriented

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