Computing for the Interactive Arts Minor Highlighted in ASEE Connections

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A paper presented by Professors Zoe J. Wood, Enrica Lovaglio Costello, Aaron W. Keen and Christian Eckhardt at ASEE’s Pacific Southwest Section Meeting in April was highlighted in ASEE Career Connections.

The paper, “A cross-disciplinary minor to engage student’s creativity and engineering skills,” outlines a new cross-disciplinary minor that Cal Poly launched in fall 2016 that blends art and computer science. The thinking behind the Computing for the Interactive Arts (CIA) minor is the need to prepare both art-and-design and computer-science students for jobs in the burgeoning interactive entertainment industry. Another goal of the minor is to create a more varied pool of students that is capable of forming diverse teams for problem-solving tasks, potentially bridging the gender gap that separate the two disciplines. On average only 24 percent of Cal Poly computer-science majors are female, while men comprise only 26 percent of art-and-design majors.

Read the paper HERE.

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