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4rdAnnual Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education and Faculty Institute

June 3-4th, 2011

Union College, Schenectady, NY


Please join us for an exciting fourth annual symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education. The program includes a keynote talk by Dr. David Ferrucci, Semantic Analysis and Integration Department, IBM Watson Research Center. Dr. Ferrucci is perhaps best known for heading the team of researchers that developed “Watson,” the natural language processor recently featured on the quiz show “Jeopardy,” where it claimed victory over its human competitors.


Other highlights include an industry panel session, panel and discussion sessions on various aspects of integrating engineering and the liberal arts, a poster session, and on Saturday afternoon, a faculty development workshop.


The full program is available here:


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There is no registration fee for the symposium. With generous support from our sponsors (IBM and Union College), we will be able to provide a limited number of complementary hotel rooms for symposium attendees.  Hotel information is available on the symposium web site – please make reservations as early as possible


Hotel reservation deadline: April 29th

Registration deadline: May 23rd


Integrate to Innovate Faculty Institute

A set of four workshops will be held on Saturday afternoon, June 4, for faculty to learn more about enhancing their courses and curricula by integrating engineering and the liberal arts. See the symposium program page for descriptions of the workshops.


Symposium Co-chairs:

Cherrice A. Traver, Union College

J. Douglass Klein, Union College


Program Committee:

Ari Epstein, MIT

Atsushi Akera, RPI

Borjana Mikic, Smith College

Cliff Brown, Union College

David Gillette, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Diane Michelfelder, Macalester College

George Catalano, Binghamton University

John Krupczak, Hope College

Linda Head, Rowan College

Mark Somerville, Olin College

Mark Walker, Union College

Mike Toole, Bucknell University

Peter Robbie, Dartmouth College

Sharon Jones, Lafayette College

Stacie Raucci, Union College

Wendy Murphy, IBM

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