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At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM

Fall 2017

Scott Hartley

Author of "The Fuzzy and The Techie," Scott Hartley spoke at Purdue for an "At the Intersection of Liberal Arts and STEM" event on October 17, 2017. 

"How Dynamic New Ideas Result from Collaborations between Liberal Arts and STEM" was sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.

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Scott Hartley speaks to students at Purdue on Oct. 27, 2017.
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Students listen to Scott Hartley at Purdue on Oct. 17, 2017.

The Fuzzy and The Techie

"The Fuzzy and The Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World" was a Financial Times Business Book of the Month and a finalist for the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize. 

Hartley explores what it means to be a fuzzy, majoring in the humanities or social sciences, and a techie, majoring in the computer sciences, and how these terms and stereotypes have misled the business world. The book chronicles new dynamic companies, breakthrough fuzzy-techie collaborations, and explores why the liberal arts are still relevant in our techie world.

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Scott Hartley shares a presentation with students at Purdue on Oct. 17, 2017.
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Scott Hartley is photographed with students at Purdue on Oct. 17, 2017.