The students involved in these projects come from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. These student-centered projects are representative of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects at the interface of the humanities and sciences.
The 2017 Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice welcomed U.S. and international researchers who represented nearly 30 colleges and universities, as well as practitioners in crisis management, journalism, and public relations.
Valencia Long, MAIS '17, believes that her work in women and gender studies has enhanced her skills in understanding other people, respecting their values, and seeing where their opinions and positions stem from.
Michael Litt, cofounder and CEO of the video marketing platform Vidyard, writes in Fast Company about the value of employees who understand engineering as well as the forces that motivate people, skills that come from liberal arts education.
University Professor Andrew Light, director of Mason's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, is one of the originators of the environmental pragmatism school of environmental ethics, and has been recognized for his work in helping to create global solutions to climate change.
This article in the Harvard Business review surveys several recent books (by experts from the worlds of academia and business) that celebrate the synergy of STEM and human context in a well-rounded education.