At the Intersection - Fall 2017

Scott Hartley

Scott Hartley, author of "The Fuzzy and The Techie" spoke at Purdue University for an 'At the Intersection of Liberal Arts and STEM' event on October 17, 2017.

"How Dynamic New Ideas Result from Collaborations between Liberal Arts and STEM" was sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.

Scott Hartley
Presentation photo

"The Fuzzy and The Techie"

"The Fuzzy and The Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World" was a Financial Times Business Book of the Month, and a finalist for the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize. Hartley explores what it means to be a fuzzy, majoring in the humanities or social sciences, and a techie, majoring in the computer sciences, and how these terms and stereotypes have misled the business world. The book chronicles new dynamic companies, breakthrough fuzzy-techie collaborations, and explores why the liberal arts are still relevant in our techie world.

The College of Liberal Arts is essential to a Purdue education that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and inspired leadership. Positioned at the intersection of liberal arts and STEM, the College leverages Purdue's STEM strengths to propel our graduates toward new advances in our disciplines and enhances Purdue'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?

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.


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Missing the point of the ‘Intersection of Liberal Arts and STEM’.

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