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Press Release 06-127

The Art of Engineering

Professor uses the fine arts to broaden students' engineering perspectives

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Students participating in David Snider's class measure the dimensions of a work of modern art.

Students participating in David Snider's class measure the dimensions of a work of modern art.

Credit: A. D. Snider, University of South Florida


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David Snider uses a pinhole camera to demonstrate both modern and past perspectives on light.

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David Snider uses a pinhole camera to teach his students about both the properties of light and the ways people have manipulated it for centuries.

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David Snider describes the light-polarizing filter lesson from his course.

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University of South Florida engineering professor David Snider uses light-polarizing filters to explain fundamental properties of electromagnetic radiation to his students.

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David Snider describes why he was motivated to create his combined art and engineering course.

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University of South Florida engineering professor David Snider has combined art and engineering topics into a single introductory course that broadens students' perspectives.

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Two students from David Snider's combined art-engineering course trace perspective lines.

Two students from David Snider's combined art-engineering course use a marker and a piece of glass to trace perspective lines created by the intersections of a hallway's walls, floor and ceiling.

Credit: A. D. Snider, University of South Florida


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