At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM
On November 30, 2016, Vint Cerf, chief internet evangelist at Google, and Bruce Cole, former chair of the National
Endowment for the Humanities led a conversation about the implications and opportunities of technology and the
humanities as part of the College’s At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM series. The two offered a uniquely
informed perspective on what it means to bring together the humanities and technology and the important practical
implications that can shape our thinking about the broad term ‘digital humanities.’ Cerf and Cole also discussed the
challenges and opportunities to reconsider areas of study which have traditionally focused on language and the
written word. Positioned at the intersection of liberal arts and STEM, the College of Liberal Arts leverages Purdue’s
STEM strengths to propel our graduates toward new advances in our disciplines and enhances the university’s
renowned STEM education by pushing all Purdue students intellectually and challenging them to be independent
thinkers who drive decision making as bold, visionary leaders.
What is Intersection?
At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM is a series of events to highlight
how liberal arts and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
fields are enriched and have greater capacity for meaningful change
when the disciplines intersect. Photo by Trevor Mahlmann.
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