Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium

President Ainlay

President Ainlay

The Wold Center Atrium

The Wold Center Atrium


Union College is proud to sponsor the Seventh Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, 2014
in Schenectady,  
New York


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The first Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium was held at Union College in 2008 and was made possible by a Presidential Discretionary Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In his keynote address at the symposium (which can be found here), President Ainley called for a “balanced education” for all students. This initiated a conversation that has continued over the last 6 years on the role of engineering at a liberal arts college and liberal arts in an engineering education. President Ainley has remained a steadfast supporter of the symposium and we are looking forward to welcoming you in June 2014 to the seventh symposium.

In 2011, Union College completed the Peter Irving Wold Center which is a center of interdisciplinary studies. It forms a bridge between the science and engineering center and the humanities and social sciences buildings on campus. This building is the ideal location for the Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium which focuses on the integration of liberal arts and engineering.

Keynote Speaker

We have been fortunate to have a very distinguished list of keynote speakers over the years. This year, we are very pleased to announce that Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, will be our keynote speaker. A brief biography can be found here.

Symposium Information

For more information about this year’s symposium, please see the following webpages: