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Tom Gillis - Forbes.com

In an article on Forbes.com about how to develop future technical leaders, Tom Gillis cites Union’s “Symposium on Engineering & Liberal Education.”

Last spring, leaders from nearly two dozen schools attended the fourth annual conference. Among the participants: Princeton, Dartmouth, Binghamton, Lafayette, Smith, Trinity and MIT. The symposium explored the impact of integration on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Past symposia have focused on how engineering contributes to a liberal education, the importance of a liberal education for engineers and exploration of the intellectual relationship between engineering and the liberal arts. The annual symposium has attracted national media attention, including The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In 1845, Union became the first liberal arts college to offer engineering. With the addition of projects such as the recently opened $22 million Peter Irving Wold Center, with its emphasis on interdisciplinary study, the College is reshaping what it means to liberally educate students in the 21st century.

To read the article on Forbes.com, click here.