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AKA-265701-19Education Programs: Humanities Connections Planning GrantsMichigan Technological UniversityA Human-Centered Engineering Initiative8/1/2019 - 7/30/2020$34,999.00MarikaA.SeigelMary RaberMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonMI49931-1200USA2019Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherHumanities Connections Planning GrantsEducation Programs349990349990

The development of three new interdisciplinary courses for a minor in human-centered engineering.

Michigan Technological University requests funding to spearhead a new Human-Centered Engineering Initiative. The purpose of this curricular initiative--which includes developing three new courses and a minor in Human-Centered Engineering--is to meaningfully integrate humanistic and technical inquiry; highlight the importance of humanistic inquiry to students in engineering disciplines; and expand the role of the Humanities at the institution. During the planning grant period, faculty from the Department of Humanities, College of Engineering, and Pavlis Honors College will collaborate to research, develop, and propose three interdisciplinary courses that will form the core of a new Human-Centered Engineering minor at Michigan Tech. These courses -- “Empathy,” “Creativity,” and “Innovation” -- will each focus on a key component of the design process, exploring connections and differences between humanistic and engineering perspectives.