This event was a moderated panel discussion featuring:
- Curtiss Takada Rooks, Associate Dean of Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, and Faculty Member, Department of American Cultures
- Eric Strauss, Presidential Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)
- Michele Hammers, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, and Collaborator, Virtual Engineering Sciences Learning Lab
- Aliza Sorotzkin, Global Training and Education Manager, Side Effects Software, Inc, maker of 3D animation and visual effects tools
- Stephanie E. August, Moderator, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Successful development of an innovative, integrative and interdisciplinary academic curriculum requires understanding the need for change from both intellectual or academic and career perspectives. In this panel discussion, a group of professors who have developed interdisciplinary programs or collaborated on interdisciplinary projects will join with a manager from industry to share their views on the future, experiences working across traditional boundaries, and models for bridging the gap between disciplines.
Organized by Stephanie E. August, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Takada Rooks, Curtiss; Strauss, Eric; Hammers, Michele; Sorotzkin, Aliza; and August, Stephanie E., "(How) Are Interdisciplinary Studies Relevant to Academia and Industry?" (2012). STEAMroller. 2.